C1775

Simia Trepida Linn [Capuchin]

Artist:

George Edwards (1694 - 1773)

Rare copper engraving from Johann von Screber’s great zoological series, Die Säugethiere… Common name:  Tufted capuchinModern binomial name: Sapajus apellaFirst described: Linnaeus, 1758Distribution:  Northern Amazon rainforest of the Guyanas, Venezuela and Brazil and to the west of the Rio Negro, as far north … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Simia Trepida Linn [Capuchin]

Date:

C1775

Artist:

George Edwards (1694 - 1773)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

178mm 
x 141mm

Paper Size: 

198mm 
x 248mm

Platemark Size: 

178mm 
x 234mm
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Simia Trepida Linn [Capuchin] - Antique Print from 1775

Genuine antique
dated:

1775

Description:

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

Common name:  Tufted capuchin
Modern binomial name: Sapajus apella
First described: Linnaeus, 1758
Distribution:  Northern Amazon rainforest of the Guyanas, Venezuela and Brazil and to the west of the Rio Negro, as far north as the Orinoco in Venezuela. It is also found in eastern Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, including the upper Andean Magdalena valley in Colombia.

Biography:

George Edwards (1694-1773) 

Edwards was an English naturalist, ornithologist and artist, known as the “father of British ornithology”. Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history.

Johann Christian von Schreber (1739-1810)

Schreber was a German naturalist, appointed professor of materia medica at the University of Erlangen in 1769.

One of Schrebers great contributions to the field of zoology was Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, which focused on the mammals of the world. Many of the animals included were given a scientific name for the first time, following the binomial system of Carl Linnaeus. From 1791 until his death in 1810, he was the President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1787.

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