SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762. Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen.... Amsterdam: Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1772-81.

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SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762.
Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen.... Amsterdam: Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1772-81.

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SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762.
Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen.... Amsterdam: Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1772-81.
9 parts in 4 volumes. Folio (435 x 268 mm). 473 hand-colored plates after George Edwards and Mark Catesby. Contemporary half calf and sprinkled boards, gilt decorations on spine, morocco gilt title and volume labels. Rubbed, stains on covers, scattered foxing, affecting some plates.
Provenance: H. Bradley Martin (bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's New York, June 7, 1989, lot 198).

FIRST DUTCH EDITION, printed in limited numbers. Translated from G.L. Huth's German edition of the combined works of Edwards's A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and Gleanings of Natural History with Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. The plates were re-engraved by Seligmann for the German edition, used again here for the Dutch edition, but expanded from 447 to 473 plates. The subscriber's list in Volume I shows only 90 copies printed. Jackson Dictionary of Bird Artists p 431; Landwehr 180; Nissen IVB 859; Wood 330; Zimmer p 200.
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SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762. Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen.... Amsterdam: Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1772-81.
SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. 1720-1762. Verzameling van Uitlandsche en Zeldzaame Vogelen.... Amsterdam: Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1772-81.
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