C1775

Simia Maimon Linn.

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl.1742 - 1788)

Rare copper engraving  of the MANDRILL Modern scientific name: Mandrillus sphinx Distribution: The Mandrill is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world monkeys) family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the Drill. The Mandrill is the world’s largest … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Simia Maimon Linn.

Date:

C1775

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl.1742 - 1788)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

188mm 
x 189mm

Paper Size: 

190mm 
x 250mm

Platemark Size: 

198mm 
x 233mm
AUTHENTICITY
Simia Maimon Linn. - Antique Print from 1775

Genuine antique
dated:

1775

Description:

Rare copper engraving  of the MANDRILL

Modern scientific name: Mandrillus sphinx

Distribution: The Mandrill is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world monkeys) family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the Drill. The Mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey. The word mandrill means “man-ape”.
From Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere…

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 & not a metaphysical property.

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