C1767

Crocodile

Modern common name Saltwater crocodile, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile. Modern binomial name Crocodylus porosus First described Schneider, 1801 Distribution Australia, New Guinea and Indochina From Knorr’s, Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Naturalien-Cabinet (Selected Delights of Nature, or the Exquisite Collector’s … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Crocodile

Date:

C1767

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Crocodile - Antique Print from 1767

Genuine antique
dated:

1767

Description:

Modern common name Saltwater crocodile, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile.

Modern binomial name Crocodylus porosus

First described Schneider, 1801

Distribution Australia, New Guinea and Indochina

From Knorr’s, Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Naturalien-Cabinet (Selected Delights of Nature, or the Exquisite Collector’s Cabinet) the rare large folio edition.

George Wolfgang Knorr (1705 - 1761)

Knorr was a German paleontologist, artist, engraver and collector. At age 18, he became an engraver for Leonhard Blanc, working with Martin Tyroff on the illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra . He then engraved portraits, landscapes and geological illustrations. He also took a keen interest in the work of Albert Durer and engraved copies of a number of animal a studies. As Nuremberg became the center of production for fine natural history books, Knorr published a number of scientific works. These included his most famous series Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Naturalien Cabinet.

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