This listing is for a facsimile print of a sketch drawing a stingray of Maranhao, Brazil (probably
The original illustrations, in pencil and covered in ink, are part of a manuscript "Historia dos animais e árvores de Maranhao" that is kept in an archive in Portugal.and were drawn by Frei Cristovao in the 17th. century (1625-1631) while he was in Brazil. In 1967, the arquive published a study about the work of Frei Cristovao that included facsimile copies of his drawings. This print was part of that 1967 facsimile edition.
Size: approx. 9" by 12"
The facsimile is In excellent condition. It is printed on thick paper. The uneven borders and darker areas that you see are in the original drawing that is reproduced in this vintage facsimile.
This is the actual page from a 1967 book, not a reproduction.
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