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Here's a fine little antique engraving from Germany back in 1905 of a fearsome looking Eurasian Sparrowhawk or Accipiter nisus. This is one of the most exquisitely detailed antique illustrations you'll ever see!

The Eurasian (or Northern) Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.
Adult male Eurasian Sparrowhawks have bluish grey upperparts and orange-barred underparts; females and juveniles are brown above with brown barring below. The female is up to 25% larger than the male – one of the largest differences between the sexes in any bird species. Though it is a predator which specialises in catching woodland birds, the Eurasian Sparrowhawk can be found in any habitat and often hunts garden birds in towns and cities.

'Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus' measures 4.5" x 5.25" overall. It's engraved on heavy paper and it's printed on the reverse side. It's in glorious condition captured in classic crisp basic black and creamy ecru white.
This fabulous illustration is perfect.; smooth and flat with firm edges and square corners and almost no tanning at all... remarkable condition for 106 year old paper

Matted, framed and displayed in a gallery grouping, these pretty old vintage natural history book prints are simply spectacular. (Please note that the framed examples in the last photos are to show how this might look when it's framed. Your vintage print will come unframed and unmatted.)

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Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus Antique Engraved Illustration 1905 Edwardian Vintage Natural History To Frame


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, ephemera, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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