Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). (White) Greenlandic Sea=Bears (sic!, recte polar bears). Two of them, of which the one in front, with the nose on the ground, tracks to the left to a cave, while the rear one roars towards the polar fox lurking right above the cave. Mezzotint by Johann Elias Haid (1739 Augsburg 1809) printed in brown. Inscribed: Joh. Elias Ridinger pinxt. / Joh. Elias Haid fecit., otherwise in German as above. 11 × 13⅛ in (28 × 33.2 cm).

Th.-Stillfried (1876) & Schwarz (1910) 1386. – Within Ridinger’s sets the White Greenlandic Bear figures as sheet 3 of the set of bears, Th. 527, and, reduced in size & foxy-red, within the Colored Animal Kingdom as Zeydelbär, Th. 1081, and as White Spitsbergen Greenlandic Bear per 1082 resp.

Absolutely  perfect  copy  of  utmost  beauty

on strong laid paper watermarked AMP with margins (here quite light touch of foxing spots) 2.5-3 cm wide.

Offer no. 14,395 / sold