Antique Print of the Nest of the Western Marsh-Harrier

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Antique print titled 'Milvi Nidus'. Double-page hand-colored engraved plate of the nest of Milvius (now Circus) aeruginosus, or the Western Marsh-harrier, with two eggs, engraved caption within the plate mark, central vertical fold. A beautiful large image the nest of the Western Marsh-harrier, with two neat white eggs in the centre.

The western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is a large harrier, a bird of prey from temperate and subtropical western Eurasia and adjacent Africa. It is also known as the Eurasian marsh harrier. The genus name Circus is derived from the Ancient Greek kirkos, referring to a bird of prey named for its circling flight (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier. The specific aeruginosus is Latin for "rusty". This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven", Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1770

Overall size: 69 x 53 cm.