Antique Print-PIED WAGTAIL-MOTACILLA ALBA YARELLII-PLATE 317-Van Oort-1922

Price: € 22,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Pl. 317. Ornithologica Neerlandica. Motacilla alba yarellii Gould - De Rouwkwikstaart' - This plate shows the pied wagtail, male and female.
Condition: Good, given age. Light scattered foxing, outside the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Chromolithograph on wove (vellin) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 37.5 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 31 x 21.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 14.8 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 12.2 x 8.5 inch.
Part Number: 61775
Location: DP-A150-12
Description: This plate originates from: 'Ornithologia Neerlandica, de vogels van Nederland' by E. D. van Oort, which was printed from 1922-35 The collotypes are after the M.A. Koekkoek. It was perhaps the finest ornithology book made in that period. Later the plates were licenced to H.F. Witherby, who partly re-used them in a smaller format in 'The Handbook of British Birds' (1938-1941).

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Eduard Daniel van Oort' after an anonymous artist. Eduard Daniel van Oort (1876-1933) was a professional ornithologist in charge of the rich collections of the Rijksmuseum of Natural History in Leiden. He authored the 'Ornithologia Neerlandica' (1922-1935). After his death the 5th volume was completed by Gerrit Anton Brouwer.