Peacock calligraphic – French – 1843

Peacock calligraphic – French – 1843

120 euros



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Categories: Scientific Books, Drawing Instruments


A magnificent anonymous example of a French calligraphy work done as a thank you, here in the extravagant form of a peacock whose tail plumage and ocelli or “eyes” are represented with innumerable swirls of brown ink.

The paper animal is dedicated “à Monsieur de Matha, une éternelle Reconnesensse [sic !]” [sic] and dated “1843”.

 The calligraphy work measures 15.5×17.5 cm ; the sheet 36×24 cm .

Good condition.


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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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