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[...] Guereza.
[...] Guereza. Animalculum e genere eorum quae Hollandi Sanguinen vocant Callitrix veterum ut videtur Nobis Cercopitheculum vel Galeopitheculium appellare visum suit.
Joh. Ph. Aubry fecit.
[Frankfurt: Johann David Zunner, 1691.]
Engraving. Printed area 300 x 250mm. (11¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, false margin added, some damp staining.
Illustrations of two monkeys from Hiob Ludolf's 'Historiam Aethiopicam Antehac Editam Commentarius'. Ludolf (1624-1704), a German orientalist, learned the Ethiopian language from Gregorius, a monk from the Ethiopian province of Amhara. He used this knowledge to research the country, even visiting England to promote a trade scheme, unsuccessfully. The modern scholar Edward Ullendorff called Ludolf 'the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship'. The guereza is an inhabitant of Ethiopia, but the Callithrix (marmoset) is a New World Monkey. It seems Ludolf, who never left Europe, got confused.
For a portrait of Ludolf see ref. 26060.
[Ref: 30160]   £220.00  
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Ovis Orientalis caudam adiposam XL. et amplius librarum in postello trahens.
Ovis Orientalis caudam adiposam XL. et amplius librarum in postello trahens. Alia Species Ovium guibus cauda obesa sat gravis est, gualis intelligenda.
F. Roos Deli. Joh. Ph. Aubry fecit.
[Frankfurt: Johann David Zunner, 1691.]
Engraving. Printed area 330 x 330mm. (13 x 13"). Trimmed, false margin added, little foxing.
Illustrations of two mouflon, believed to be one of the ancestors of all modern sheep, from Hiob Ludolf's 'Historiam Aethiopicam Antehac Editam Commentarius'. One has its large tail resting on a trolley behind it, in order not to chafe it on the ground, a story dating back to Herodotus. Ludolf (1624-1704), a German orientalist, learned the Ethiopian language from Gregorius, a monk from the Ethiopian province of Amhara. He used this knowledge to research the country, even visiting England to promote a trade scheme, unsuccessfully. The modern scholar Edward Ullendorff called Ludolf 'the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship'.
For a portrait of Ludolf see ref. 26060.
[Ref: 30159]   £280.00  
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