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New Additions: Bilderbuch fur Kinder

NEW ADDITIONS bannerNEW ADDITIONSToday we are sharing three new additions to our inventory of natural history prints- beautiful crystal etchings from F. J. Bertuch’s “Bilderbuch fur Kinder.” An elaborate pictorial encyclopedia, Bertuch’s work was designed to teach children about the physical world- its geography, natural phenomena, flora and fauna- as well as the many people inhabiting the world, with notes and images on customs, dress, architecture and technological advancements.

The series appeared in 12 volumes, released in monthly installments from 1790 to 1830. A total of 1185 pages and an impressive 6000 hand-colored illustrations make up this beautiful compendium. “Bilderbuch”  was published in German and French, and was one of the first pictorial encyclopedias created – a landmark in educational publishing. Of all the amazing and rich content in each volume, Bertuch made special effort to emphasize and include as many illustrations as possible, believing that children would learn best from precise and true representations of science. We hope you enjoy these prints!

Verm, Gegenst. XVIII. Meanges. XVIII (crystals).  Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 3/4 x 6 3/4" (196 x 172 mm). Good condition with original hand color. LINK

Verm, Gegenst. XVIII. Meanges. XVIII (crystals). Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 3/4 x 6 3/4″ (196 x 172 mm). Good condition with original hand color. LINK.

Verm: Gegenst. XVII. Meanges. XVII (crystals). Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand-colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 1/2 x 6 3/4" (190 x 172 mm). Good condition with original hand color. Accompanied by text sheet in French and German. LINK.

Verm: Gegenst. XVII. Meanges. XVII (crystals). Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand-colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 1/2 x 6 3/4″ (190 x 172 mm). Good condition with original hand color. Accompanied by text sheet in French and German. LINK.

Verm. Gegenst. LXV. Meanges. LXV (crystals).  Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand-colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 1/4 x 6 5/8" (185 x 169 mm). Good condition with original color save light offsetting. Accompanied by text sheet in Engllish and Italian. LINK.

Verm. Gegenst. LXV. Meanges. LXV (crystals). Published by Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, Weimar. Etching, hand-colored, 1792-1810. Image size 7 1/4 x 6 5/8″ (185 x 169 mm). Good condition with original color save light offsetting. Accompanied by text sheet in Engllish and Italian. LINK.

 

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