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This is an original hand coloured engraving from Bertuch's 'Bilderbuch für kinder'. Dated 1808, making it over 200 years old. Friedrich Justin Bertuch started work on Bilderbuch in 1790. Issued in 12 volumes it contained short articles written for children. Bertuch's emphasis was for the illustrations to be beautiful, accurate and correct, selected and engraved from the best originals. The encyclopedia was illustrated with vivid and detailed copper plate engravings, scientifically accurate in their composition. It was published in German, French, Latin and Hungarian. It was to become the first encyclopedia about nature and earth.

The condition of the print is excellent for it's 200 years. The hand colouring is vibrant. The paper is thick and cream in colour. The print measures approximately 8" x 10" (21cm x 26cm).

This is an ORIGINAL antique print. A copy of the title page is included in the listing. This comes with a page of descriptive text.

All prints are sent Recorded (Signed For) Priority Airmail. They are packaged within sturdy foam boards.

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Antique Stork, Heron, Bird Bertuch Print original vintage engraving plate dated 1808

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink, colour, color
  • Ships worldwide from Riga, Latvia
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