Here is a treat for all of you animal-loving bibliophiles out there! Written by Arnout Vosmaer, this beautiful copy of Description d’un receuil exquis d’animaux rares: consistent en quadrupedes, oiseaux et serpents, des indes orientales, et occidentales… really catches the eye with its vibrant hand-colored illustrations.
Pictured are snapshots from volume 1 of this text, which is issued in 33 parts that contain special title-pages. All of these parts have a possible publication date between 1767-1805, however our catalog record attributes this text to being published in 1804.
Check out the catalog record here.