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Les Moineaux de la Chine

1768
Origin: Europe, Germany, Nuremburg
OH: 10 1/8" x OW: 8 1/4"
Black and white engraving and etching with period color
Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Acc. No. 2018-269,13
Text along upper margin missing (trimmed)
Lower margin reads: "G. Edwards ad viv. delin./ Cum Privil Sac. Caes. Majest. /J. M Seligmann sculps. et excud./ Passer, Sinelis, Fulvus; mas et foemella./ 85./ Les Moineaux de la Chine."
Label:After Johann Michael Seligmann’s death, his heirs published his plates from “Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel” which was the German translation of George Edwards's “A Natural History of Birds” (1743-51) and “Gleanings of Natural History” (1758-64), and Mark Catesby's ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.’ This print comes from the French edition which was published in Nuremberg using Seligmann’s plates. This plate is from, Recueil de Divers Oiseaux," Volume II (Nuremberg: Heirs of Seligmann, 1768), Plate 85.