Johann Elias Ridinger, Deceitfully Flattering Tiger

Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Deceitfully Flattering Tiger. “Seems to be a jaguar (Felis Onca. Linn.)“ (Th.), on a boulder. Colored etching with engraving. (1738.) Inscribed: J. E. R. fec / N. 31., otherwise in German as above. 7¼ × 5¾ in (18.5 × 14.6 cm).

Thienemann & Schwarz 421. – Plate 31 (in later edition 49) of the instructive set Design of Several Animals ( “These plates are much wanted and frequently copied”, Th. 1856). – Impression of the 1st edition on fine laid paper. – Colored by later hand in attractive fitting palette as quite unusual for original impressions.

Offer no. 15,729 | EUR 198. (c. US$ 239.) + shipping

– The same in marvelous, wide-margined impression of the 1st edition, yet not colored. – See the complete description.

Offer no. 7,289 | EUR 202. (c. US$ 244.) + shipping

A large selection of plates from this set available here

“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work. THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot. It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)


The Cream of the Day