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6Pcs Wild Cats ANTIQUE FELINE ZOOLOGICAL PLATES Tiger Lynx Lion Panther Hand-tinted Engraved Laid Paper Chas Catton Jacob Folkema Meyer L'Academie Sciences Kittens

6Pcs Wild Cats ANTIQUE FELINE ZOOLOGICAL PLATES Tiger Lynx Lion Panther Hand-tinted Engraved Laid Paper Chas Catton Jacob Folkema Meyer L'Academie Sciences Kittens


Details: These six antique original feline-themed zoological plates are all engravings on laid paper, dating from the 1600's through the late 1700's. These include a scene featuring kittens (notated on the verso, "Inst. St. Peters"), from "Memoires de L'Academie Imp des Sciences Tome I"; a trio of charmingly flawed depictions of spotted cats (leopard, panther, tiger) and noted on the verso "Jonston 1657"; an inaccurate lion credited to engraver Jacob Folkema and captioned as plate III; a hand-tinted Dietrich Meyer plate showing what appears to be a lynx; and a matched pair of a lion and lioness with accompanying text leaves, and captioned as being "Drawn from Life - Engraved and Published by Chas. Catton" and dated in the plates, 1787.
Condition / Notes: These plates show very well with strong lines and bright coloration. There is a small amount of scattered foxing/marking, varying from piece to piece, as shown in the accompanying images. The paper has aged well with little edge wear, with the exception of the two text leaves, which show more advanced condition issues.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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6Pcs Wild Cats ANTIQUE FELINE ZOOLOGICAL PLATES Tiger

Estimate $70 - $200Aug 26, 2018