Original Antique Maps and Prints. 3 Antique Prints-FLEA-DEVELOPMENT-SIPHONAPTERA-2-Rosel van Rosenhof-1765. Description: From the second volume, second part (Tweede deels, IIe Stuk) of "De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten [. Commentary and text for this work were written by C.
Corresponding text pages available on request. Artists and Engravers: Made by'A. Rosel van Rosenhof' after own design. Augustus Johannes Rosel von Rosenhof (1705-59) was a German miniature painter, and naturalist and entomologist.
Roesel studied painting with his father and uncle, and later with the renowned Preisler in Nuremberg. While living in Copenhagen, he became inspired by the work of Maria Sibylla Merian. Roesel also did much of the engraving for his works.Subject: 3 Antique prints, titled:''Muscarum atque Culicum.' - These 3 image show: Tab II:''Beschryving van de zo bekende als lastige Vloo'' (Description of the well-known and inconvenient Flea, Siphonaptera). Tab III:''Vervolg van dezelve'' (Continuation of: the well-known and inconvenient Flea, Siphonaptera). Two specimens of fleas, with details of the head and the proboscis. Tab IV:''Vervolg van ditto'' (Continuation of: the well-known and inconvenient Flea, Siphonaptera). A detailed depiction of male and female fleas during reproduction. The detail images show the (external) reproductive organs. Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint soiling and/or staining in the margin edges. Quite pronounced offsetting from the opposite text page. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 27.5 cm. The image size is ca. 13 x 17.5 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 10.8 inch.
5.1 x 6.9 inch. Medium: Handcoloured engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: C & I Honig Location: C338-19 SKU: TPC 64784.1 Section: ROSENHOF-INSECT-1765.
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