Natural History birds fish Falcon 1754 Thomas Jefferys engraved print lot x 4Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Natural History print collection- lot of four.
(Birds- Cranes- Falcons- Dodo Bird- Dolphin- Sea Wolf- Pike).
Issued 1754, London. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys [1710-1771].
Charming small lot of four mid-18th century engraved topical prints by this famous engraver better known for his work as a map engraver. Jefferys was Geographer to his Royal Higness Prince of Wales.
One depicts the extinct Dodo bird (in an image that includes doors!), another a fine falcon.
Prints show clear signs of their age, light overall toning, smudging or spotting as clearly visible in scans, but still pleasing and of historical interest.
Sheet measures c. 8" x 5" .
Printed area measures c. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.2, p. 433-5.