C1775

Simia Patas Buff. [Patas Monkey]

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl 1742 - 1788)

Rare copper engraving from Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere… Common name:  patas monkey, wadi monkey or hussar monkey Modern binomial name: Erythrocebus patas First described: Schreber, 1775 Distribution:  Africa

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S/N: DSIA-016-ANI-OS–218915
(C079)
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Full Title:

Simia Patas Buff. [Patas Monkey]

Date:

C1775

Artist:

Jacques Eustache de Seve (fl 1742 - 1788)

Condition:

Faint spot at top centre, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 148mm

Paper Size: 

197mm 
x 250mm

Platemark Size: 

188mm 
x 243mm
AUTHENTICITY
Simia Patas Buff. [Patas Monkey] - Antique Print from 1775

Genuine antique
dated:

1775

Description:

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

Common name:  patas monkey, wadi monkey or hussar monkey
Modern binomial name: Erythrocebus patas
First described: Schreber, 1775
Distribution:  Africa

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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