Customer Service: +31 653 96 00 26

My Cart:

0 item(s) - $0.00
You have no items in your shopping cart.

0

Johann Michael Seligmann

Johann Michael Seligmann

In 1749, German publisher from Nuremberg Johann Michael Seligmann began to issue a nine-volume compilation of the work of renowned British naturalists Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Over the next thirty years, the gradual release of these eagerly anticipated volumes brought vivid, charming images of New World birds to continental European audiences and made Seligmann a venerated name in natural history circles. The volumes were named Sammlung Verschiedener Ausländischer und Seltener Vogel. In some cases, botanical and scenic backgrounds were added for superb decorative effect.

Items 1 to 30 of 59 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List 

Items 1 to 30 of 59 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List 

Seligmann began issuing his ambitious series just a few years after Edwards and Catesby each published their landmark works; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonhard Huth, and Seligmann produced all new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen. In bringing these masterworks to the continental audience, Seligmann has earned himself a rightful place in natural history circles, and his charming prints, reflecting well on their sources, stand on their own as another respected source for 18th-century natural history documentation. The engravings were nearly all done by Johann Michael Seligmann himself.. He had received his training in art at the Nürnberg Malerakademie, and in his short lifetime created illustrations for many books on science and natural history. Johann Michael Seligmann was besides being engraver also an art dealer in Nuremberg, Germany, a major 18th-century center for art publishing. He studied with the Preisslers, visited Rome and St. Petersburg, and on returning to Nuremberg engraved many plates for botanical and anatomical books.
video-trigger