Avium vivae et artificiosissimae delineationes.

Amsterdam, Nicolaus [I] Visscher, 1659.

Oblong 4to, ff. 24; slight spots, trimmed with minor loss to f. 3, light stain to f. 6, small marginal ink stain to title; a very good copy in modern marbled boards, printed paper label to upper board.


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First and only edition of this rare set of ornithological prints by the famed cartographer Nicolaes Visscher I.

The fine series of twenty-four plates shows over one hundred figures in natural settings, labelled in Latin, with an engraved title depicting a marketplace with birds for sale, both dead and alive.

STCN 38591878X; Nissen 962; Wood, p. 614 (‘curious and very rare’).

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