Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Les Linx sont de deux sortes, ont 2. ou 3. petis sont d’une vie longue. The Lynx, there are two Kinds, have 2. to 3. cubs, and shall live long. 9-headed lynx families – “of quite different age, and in characteristic postures ” (Th. with erroneously just 8 heads) – amongst brilliantly lit rock scenery. Etching and engraving. (1736.) Inscribed: 22. / Cum Priv. Sac. Cæs. Majest. / I. El. Ridinger invent. delin. sculps. et excud. Aug. V., otherwise as above in German, French, Latin, & below. 13½ × 16⅜ in (34.3 × 41.5 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 217. – Sheet 22 of the Study of the Wild Animals with the caption of the Hamburg pope of poets, jurist & senator, yet foremost friend of Ridinger’s, Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), in German. – Margins 3.3-4.9 cm wide. – The utterly smoothed centerfold reinforced on the back. Almost only in the white upper margin feebly foxed barely worth mentioning.
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– – – The same. Margins above & below 2.5-3.2, laterally 4.2-4.4 cm wide. – In the white lower margin two small backed tears, one of which with old trace of adhesive tape on the back. On the back scribbles by a collector’s grandson. – Of likewise shining-marvelous quality and therefore rarity.
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– – – The same not quite so unsurpassed fine and before all less wide-margined.
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