[Kolb, Peter and Wandelaar, J.]
"Zee-Koe, Steekel-varken, Schaap, Tyger, Schilpad, Bisam-Kat".
Seller ID: 1240
Fine copperplate engraving by J[an] Wandelaar (1690-1759) of a hippopotamus attended by a porcupine-like ant-eater, a tiger, a turtle or tortoise, and a small wild cat, from the Dutch edition of Description of the Present State of the Cape of Good Hope (1727). "Exact and detailed description of the Cape of Good Hope, containing a very circumstantial account of .. its settlements, harbour, fortress, form of government, extent, and the regions recently discovered in its vicinity; together with an erudite description of the climate and soil of the territory, of its animals, fishes, birds, plants and herbs" (Mendelssohn). Sheet (40 cm. x 25 cm.), plate (30 cm. x 18 cm.) on fine rag paper with good margins. A clean, bright image; simply mounted on white, acid-free mat.
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