Dodos & Lemurs


Prints (Dodos):

Scans of most of these prints can be provided upon request. Engravings can be professionally colored if desired.

Der Dodo, drawn by R. Specht, and accompanying an essay by Dr. Haacke (c. 1850). 4 1/2 x 3 1/2, b/w,  German text.  $25

Der plumpe Dronte (Didus ineptus). An original antique color lithograph (12 x 9 inches) from Leopold Josef Fitzinger, Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-popularen Naturgeschichte der Vogel in ihren sammtlichen Hauptformen (A Pictorial Atlas of the Natural History of Birds) (Vienna, Druck und Verlg der Kaiserlich Koniglichte Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864). Fitzinger was a physician, naturalist, and zoologist whose contributions to biology were honored by academies in both Europe and America; he was the curator of the reptile and mammal collection of the Imperial and Royal Zoological Court Cabinets in Austria from 1844-1861; he published several significant scientific books classifying reptiles, birds, and amphibians. A facsimile of the title page is included.  SOLD

Dodo, and others. Copperplate engraving from The New Royal Encyclopaedia or Complete Modern University Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (London, 1788). 16 ¼ x 9 inches, b/w. A facsimile of the title page is included. $100

Dodo (c. 1790).  Copperplate engraving on fine laid paper.  SOLD

Dodo and others, from W. F. Martyn,  A New Dictionary of Natural History…(London, Harrison, 1785).  Copperplate engraving with original color and accompanying text.  SOLD

Dodo, and others. Copperplate engraving from F. J. Bertuch. Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Weimar, Bilder Book, 1790). 9 ¾ x 8 inches, original color. SOLD

Dodo, and others. From Encyclopaedia, or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature (Philadelphia, 1798. Engraved by Thackara & Vallance. The dodo is 4 ½ x 4 inches on a 10 ½ x 8 ¼ inch page, b/w. $125

Dodo (c. 1800).  Engraved by Warner.  SOLD

Dodo, with Sacred Kingfisher and Garganey. Drawn by S. Edwards (London, G. Kearsley, 1808); and published in John Mason Good, et. al., Pantologia: A New Cyclopaedia (London, 1813). The three birds are represented on a single page, 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches, original color. A facsimile of the Pantologia title page is included. $150

Dodo (London, Richard Evans, 1815).  Hand-colored engraving.  SOLD

Dodo, from Brightly & Childs,  The Natural History of Birds (London, 1815). SOLD

Dodo with Ostrich (London, Longman Hurst Rees & Orme, 1805), published in Abraham Rees, Cyclopaedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Vol. VI (London, 1820). Engraved  by Syd. Edwards10 3/4 x 8 inches, b/w. A facsimile of the Cyclopaedia title page is included.  $200

Dodo, from Henri-Marie de Blainville, Memoirs et Histoire (Paris, Lithograph de Englemann, c. 1820).  11 1/2 x 9 inches, original color.  SOLD

Didus Ineptus.  Hooded D.  (c. 1822).  Steel engraving with others,  11 x 8 inches. SOLD

Dodo and Ostrich. From Oliver Goldsmith, A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature (London, Henry Fisher Caxton, 1822). Engraved by T. Dixon, 8 ½ x 5  inches, color. $75

Dodo with Ostrich and Cassowary. Stipple engraving from F. J. Bertuch, Atlas Naturgeschitche (Weimar, 1824). Fine engraving on Whatman Turkey Mill paper, 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches, original color. A facsimile of the title page is included. $250

Dodo, with Ostrich and Cassowary. Steel engraving by F. Kearney (London, c. 1830). The engraving is 6 ¼ x 3/ ¾, b/w. $35

The Dodo. From The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (London, June 1. 1833). The engraving is 5 ½ x 5 inches, b/w, on the 11 x 7 inch front page including masthead and accompanying text, which continues onto pages 2-3. $200

Dodo (Walgvogel <Didus>) and others. From Oken, Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande (Stuttgart, Hoffmann’sche Verlags Buchhandlang, 1843). Lithograph folio, 13 ¼ x 11 inches, original color. A facsimile of the title page is included. $300

Dodo, and others. From Oliver A. Goldsmith, History of the Earth and Animated Nature (London, Fullarton, 1847). 9 ½ x 6 inches, color, and including six pages of text on the dodo. $50

Dodo–Didus ineptus, from Rev. J. G. Wood, Wood’s New Illustrated Natural History(London, George Routledge, 1874).  SOLD

Dodo. From Charles Knight, The Pictorial Museum of Animated Nature (London, London Printing and Publishing, 1856/1858). Eight wood engravings on a single page, 13 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, including Leguat’s of the Solitaire (from Rodrigues). The dodo images are among the most famous–from De Bry, Bontius, Herbert, and Clusius. The centerpiece is the iconic representation by Roelandt Savery from 1626. $250

Dodo and others, from Cassell’s Popular Natural History (London, 1884).  SOLD

The Dodo. Wood engraving from Cassell’s Popular Natural History (London, 1884). The print is 3 ¼ x 2 ¾ inches, b/w, on a 10 ¼ x 6 ½ printed page with accompanying text. Overleaf there is a print of the Tooth-Billed Pigeon. $75

Dodo. –Didus ineptus. Woodcut print from Richard Lydekker, Royal Natural History (London, 1896). The print is 5 x 4 ½ inches, b/w, on a 9 ¾ x 6 ½ inch printed page with text. Overleaf there is a print of the Crested Curassow. $25

Le Dronte ou Dodo, from Magasin Pittoresque (Paris, c. 1850s).  5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  The dodo print is identical to that published in The Penney Magazine (1833).  $25

Dodo Hunting, from Punch Magazine (July 5, 1890).  SOLD

Updated, July 2008

 

Prints (Lemurs):

The Aye-Aye, Recently added to the Zoological Society’s Collection, Regent Park,  from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 6, 1862). 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $45

“Aye-Aye!”. Seven pages of text from an unknown source, including seven engravings of the aye-aye, with some foxing (late 19th century). SOLD

Female Black Lemur with Young, from Proc. Zool. Soc. (1885).  SOLD

Four Lemur Prints:  The Red-Ruffed Lemur;  Smith’s Dwarf Lemur; the Grey Gentle-Lemur; and the White-footed Sportive Lemur (1896). Each print 6 1/2 x 4 inches, full color.  SOLD

Gray or Gentle Lemur with Fork-Crowned Lemur;  Potto Lemur with Angwantibo Lemur (!893).  SOLD

L’Aye-Aye, from Magasin Pittoresque (March 1839),  6 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text (in French) front and rear.  $35

l. Opolemur Thomasi; 2. Microcebus Minor, from Novitates Zoologicae (1894).  SOLD

A Pair of Lemurs in an elaborate jungle drawing by Aug. Specht, from Das Buch fur Alle (c. 1860s).  13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $100

Ring-Tailed Lemurs, from Cassell’s Natural History (London, 1883).  SOLD

The Woolly Lemur (Lemur laniger) (1882).  8 x 5 1/2 inches, full color.  $50

Updated, July 2008