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Frog, Toad & Lizard engravings by Samuel Davenport c1822

Frog, Toad & Lizard engravings by Samuel Davenport c1822

by Tegg, Thomas/William

Antique print of frog, Pipal or Surinam Toad (with young), and Chaleidian Lizard c1822.

Original steel engraving 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, circa 1822 by Thomas Tegg (1776-1845) (with later hand-colour). Davenport was one of the first illustrators to engrave on steel.

To border engraving measure approximately 165 x 90mm (6.5 x 3.5 inches) and the page approximately 210 x 130mm (8.25 x 5 inches).

Stock Number: apaTT88Price: $66.00

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