Sandtique Rare Prints
Goldsmith's Animated Nature -1795- FISH - STURGEON - Engraving
RARE, ANTIQUE, COPPER ENGRAVED PRINTThis 216 year old print is from "THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH, AND ANIMATED NATURE" by Oliver Goldsmith from 1795. It was engraved by Mathew Care of Philadelphia and apparently was the first U.S. printing of this book.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)
Goldsmith had intended to translate Pliny's Natural History, but after reading Buffon, he decided that "the best imitation of the ancients was to write from our own feelings and to imitate nature." Goldsmith's Animated Nature went through over twenty editions into the Victorian era (we have several up sfor sale on our store) and served as a popular source of information about the natural world.
The print that is being sold is of "FISH - STURGEON".
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