Author Knorr, G. Delices de la nature ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un curieux, pour en former un cabinet ouvrage communiqué ci-devant au public par Georg Wolfgang Knorr célébre graveur de Nuremberg continué par ses héritiers avec les descriptions et remarques de Philippe Louis Statius Müller ... revû, corrigé et augmenté d'une préface par Mr. Jean Ernest Emanuel Walch ...traduit de l'allemand par Jaques Frederic Isenflamm. [Babirusa].
Published 1767
Item ID 69936
€250.00
(Excl. 21% VAT)
Nuremberg, les héritiers de feu G. W. Knorr, 1767. Oblong folio (38.0 x 54.5 cm). A very beautiful hand-coloured engraved plate. A fine, large plate illustrating the skull of a babirusa. The babirusa is related to the pig and is specific only to a few Indonesian islands. This is plate K.VII. from the mammal section of the rare first edition of the large format French printing of Knorr's Delicae Naturarae Selectae oder auserlesenes Naturaliencabinet... - a rare, truly great and sumptuously illustrated German natural history book from the 'Golden Age' of southern German printing. This plate was drawn by J. L. Colbe. This plate is much larger than the plates in Knorr's other works. A clean and brightly coloured plate. Rare. Nissen ZBI, 2227. A fine, large image of a babirusa skull with its peculiar tusks