[Colour plates] [Zodiac signs]
[Hand coloured images]
About 1815-1825. Plate marks 22 x 27 cm. The whole sheets 22,5 x 27,5 cm. Hand coloured etchings. Printed om whatman paper.
A short tear to one of the margins. Some minor creases. Near fine condition..
Two leaves with uncut images depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac. The images shows people and animals in humorous situations illustrating each sign. Very charming. The swedish names of the signs can be found below each image. The sheets are supposed to be cut and the images bound into a book or calender. Unclear for what swedish work they were published. I have not been able to find any trace of other copies. Maybe they were never published or no copies of the work to which they were intended are in exsistence any more. Both leaves have a manuscript signature in the lower right margin, which I can not decipher with certainty. Extremely rare ofcourse.
Item No: 2948