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Osprey, Aquila haliaetos SL6 $195
Each print measures approximately 12 1/4 by
17 1/4 inches
Seldom have we seen birds so
strongly and majestically rendered as the engravings by
Johann Conrad Susemihl in the work Teutsche
Ornighologie oder Naturgeschicte aller Vogel
Teutschalnds in naturgetreuen Abbildungen und
This magnificent and very rare work
was published in Germany in answer to the great
ornithological works of the time being published in
other European countries. The birds of prey, in
particular, are splendid examples of the artistry and
craft of the finest German illustrators and printers of
the early 1800’s. The illustrations were drawn &
engraved by H. Curtmann, Johann Conrad Susemihl, E.F
Lichthammer, Johann Theodor Susemihl (brother of J.C.) &
Erwin Eduard Susemihl (son of J.C.)
It is a very rare work indeed to
find in the first edition, and even more so to find
single prints in commerce, with very few available, and
even more rarely, the superb selection of the finest
birds that we are offering. The birds are very large,
some life size and the birds of prey fill the page in
their brooding magnificence, the detail of their plumage
superbly rendered in these copper engravings.
This folio work was printed in 22
parts containing 132 plates; however, the 22nd part,
printed in 1817, which included the subscribers’ list,
is seldom found with the main body of the work.
Originally designed to be issued in four parts annually
commencing in 1800, printing was disrupted by the
Napoleonic Wars and the 21st part was completed in 1811.
During the 7 year hiatus between the printing of the
main body of the work and the 22nd part, many
subscribers went ahead and had the 21 parts bound into a
single volume, hence the scarcity of the 22nd part of
six plates and subscribers’ list.
Each print measures approximately
12 1/4 by 17 1/4 inches. The original,
hand-coloured copper engravings were printed on strong,
soft white, wove paper which is in good condition,
some with water marks and light mostly marginal foxing. We are pleased to be able to offer a
superb selection of these prints which is rarely seen.
References: Anker pg 52; Nissen
IVB907; Sitwell, Fine Bird Books pg 79
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