Porcupine curious unusual 1754 Thomas Jefferys engraved printAntiqueMapsPrints.com
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Issued 1754, London. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys [1710-1771].
Charming mid-18th century engraved topical print by this famous engraver better known for his work as a map engraver. Jefferys was Geographer to his Royal Highness Prince of Wales.
Of note for the curious form assigned to this mammal.
Print shows clear signs of its 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.