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Lot n° 7

Johann Jakob WALTHER (Strasbourg 1604-1676)

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Amazonian green parrot with a cherry in its beak. Watercolour and gouache. Captioned upper left in Latin in beautiful calligraphy in pen and brown ink: Psittacus viridis melanorinchos ex Indiae Occidentalis terra Florida. On the reverse a long text in German of seventeen lines, plus two relating to Robertus Constantinus (Robert Constantine), under the title De Sica Bresilica. 25.6 x 40.5 cm. Slightly insolate; foxing and stains. Analogy: Johann Jakob Walther, Ornithographia (1657); 43.6 x 47.1 cm. in front of a greyish-black parrot (?). (Inv. nr. 15548) (Vienna, Graphische Sammlung, Albertina). Presumed provenance: See lot n°5