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Grass Snake And Green Vine Snake

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Antique print. Grass Snake And Green Vine Snake
Grass Snake And Green Vine Snake
US$60.00

Grass Snake And Green Vine Snake

24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).

Tropidonotus torquatus and Dryinus nasutus

This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff paper with the print on one side, and the reverse is blank. It's in very good condition.
Many experts consider these the finest natural history prints (see * below). Bear in mind this means they are being compared to work by Audubon and Gould, and you will appreciate they are likely to increase in value once more collectors become aware of them. [*Reference Nissen ZBI, 4617; Wood 323 "the plates in this remarkable work render it the best illustrated encyclopedia of natural history"].

Style
Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorGreen
Size Category21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]