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Hyena ANTIQUE NATURAL HISTORY ENGRAVING 16th-17th Century Plate 124 L Hijaenae I Hiena Devouring Human Framed

Hyena ANTIQUE NATURAL HISTORY ENGRAVING 16th-17th Century Plate 124 L Hijaenae I Hiena Devouring Human Framed


Details: This original antique engraving on heavy laid paper is a zoological illustration dating from the 16th or 17th century. This is plate numbered 124 and features male and female (presumed) hyenas as indicated by the captions, “L Hijaenae†and “I Hiena.†Fantastic and inaccurate in its detail, this is a charming representation of early attempts at natural history illustrations based on uncertain anatomical information and other details as was typical of this “monster†era of illustration. In the background of the picture, a hyena is shown feasting on a prone human form. This plate is capably matted and framed in a simple black wooden frame measuring approximately 16†by 13.5â€.
Condition / Notes: This plate presents very well with strong lines and some light scattered foxing/toning. Its authenticity is clear from the laid lines and other characteristics of the paper. The frame shows some age/wear indications, concentrated at the high points.

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Hyena ANTIQUE NATURAL HISTORY ENGRAVING 16th-17th

Estimate $70 - $200Aug 26, 2018