C1775

Simia longimana [Gibbon]

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl 1742 - 1788)

Rare copper engraving from Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere… Common name:  Lar Gibbon, Common Gibbon, White-handed Gibbon Modern binomial name: Simia longimana First described: Linneaus, 1771 Distribution:  Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

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S/N: DSIA-003-ANI-OS–218904
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Full Title:

Simia longimana [Gibbon]

Date:

C1775

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl 1742 - 1788)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

184mm 
x 172mm

Paper Size: 

198mm 
x 248mm

Platemark Size: 

188mm 
x 234mm
AUTHENTICITY
Simia longimana [Gibbon] - Antique Print from 1775

Genuine antique
dated:

1775

Description:

Rare copper engraving from Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere…

Common name:  Lar Gibbon, Common Gibbon, White-handed Gibbon
Modern binomial name: Simia longimana
First described: Linneaus, 1771
Distribution:  Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl 1742-1788)

French artist and illustrator commissioned by Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon to provide the illustrations for Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. Buffon was one of the first to recognise that all living organisms were fundamentally similar, whether they were plant or animal & that life itself was a physical characteristic of matter and not a metaphysical property. He also made a number of illustrations for Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere…

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