Jacobs Monkeys engravings from 1810… coming from a rare Italian monkey book. Simple in Black and White, Copper Plate Engravings on hand made rag paper.

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Jacobs Monkeys Engravings from 1810.

Each of these rare antique copper plate engravings of monkeys has a little foxing, but other than that, are in good condition.  The paper is hand made but is heavy wove and the impressions are strong with intense ink.   All of them were published in Italy in 1810.   The field and specimen illustrations were collected, transferred onto a thin sheet of copper attached to a board.  Seeing that copper is soft,  it could be  these lovely old engravings.  Rare antique prints Jacobs Monkeys, the workmanship and details of each piece is excellent and very life like for year of 1810.

Human curiosity drove naturalists to publish books on new discoveries.

Man’s curiosity drove the supply and demand to publish books on new species of animal life being discovered.  Naturalists would travel and document.  Big money by Royals funded these naturalists and then engravers, and publishers.  The wealthy not only subscribed to what we know today as rare books,  but it was a status symbol to have a broad education as to natural history.  Once a book was published,   it could sit in a wonderful library,  and shared with others.  In this case it could be perfect for testing one’s Latin.

George Edwards Parrots Charming 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings

Published by Anne Hall

I am the owner of Anne Hall Antique Prints. My husband, Mark and I sell authentic antique prints on our website and at assorted shows and events around New England. We deal in paper antiques only. Our rare old engravings and lithographs produced from the 1580's through the 1920's. Many are hand colored. My love is nature and the natural world and the historic documentation of it. I am the daughter of William Hall, owner of Maps Old and Rare, Pacifica, CA and Kathleen Manning of Prints Old and Rare and Manning's Books and Prints.

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