Johann Elias Ridinger, The Beavers

Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Bievres ont 2. ou trois petis, se multiplient a l’age de 2. ans et deviennent plus grands. The Beavers have 2. or three Young Ones, obtain their strength for breeding the other year; also grow ever more. Family of four at a far-reaching water. Villages on a peninsula and the far bank. At an old willow the teeth’s strength is proven. Etching with engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 27. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger inv. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. Vind., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13¾ × 17 in (35 × 43.1 cm).

Thienemann + Schwarz 222. – Sheet 27 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – With WANGEN watermark as so characteristic for contemp. impressions. – Margins 3-4 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. – Of shining-marvelous quality & therefore rarity.

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– – – The same. Margins above & below 2.2-3.3, laterally 3.7-4 cm wide. – One small backed tear each in the white upper and lower margin resp. In the reed behind the young beaver front left small worm-hole. – Of almost still more shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.

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