The original drawing, by Frei Cristovao de Lisboa in the 17th century (1625-1631), are part of the manuscript "Historia dos animais e árvores de Maranhao". In 1967, the archive where the originals are kept, published a study about the work of Frei Cristovao that included facsimile copies of his drawings. These prints were 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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