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Dogs with Domestic Cat and Wild Cat antique print engraved c1822.

Dogs with Domestic Cat and Wild Cat antique print engraved c1822.

by Davenport, Samuel

Antique print of Bull Dog, Pug Dog, Shepherd's dog, Domestic Cat, Greyhound, Wild Cat, engraved on steel by Samuel Davenport (1783-1867) for “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature” by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74), first published in 1774.

This work aimed to bring together all that was known about the planet, earth, plants, animals and human inhabitants. It proved to be so popular that it was reissued with updates more than twenty times. This edition was published in London in 1822 by Thomas Tegg (1776-1845). Davenport was one of the first illustrators to engrave on steel.

Page measures 21 x 13.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). This plate has a water stain at lower left and other slight soiling marks. 
 

Stock Number: apTegg7Price: $77.00

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