Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Drilling Pike for a wild Cat or Marten. The mighty trap set up in thick forest at springe steps with a greedily grabbing he-cat and detailed A-H. Etching with engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). (1750.) Inscribed: Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. et exc. Aug. Vind. / Mart. El. Ridinger sculps. Aug. Vind., otherwise in German as above along with 9 lines instructive caption. 10 × 14⅝ in (25.5 × 37.2 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 83; Ridinger catalog Darmstadt, 1999, V.16 with ill. – Not in the 1997 Ridinger catalog Kielce. – Sheet 15 of the instructive 30-sheet set Ways to trap the Wild Animals (“A rare set, of importance to those who are interested in the various methods of trapping wild animals”, Schwerdt 1928, and “Rarest of All Hunting Sets by Ridinger” [Halle, Munich 1928, LXVIII/323]), as a whole missing even in Helbing’s monumental offer Arbeiten von J. E. und M. E. Ridinger (catalog XXXIV , 1554 lots).
Splendid, wide-margined impression of this as constructive as atmospheric sheet.
Offer no. 15,850 / price on application
– – – The same in a fine impression on strong laid paper with typographic watermark (WANGEN?) and 5-8 mm wide margin around in addition to the 1 cm wide white platemark.
Offer no. 16,148 / price on application