STOLL, C.

Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden en Wantzen, in alle vier Waerelds Deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

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/Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales et des Punaises, qui se trouvent dansles quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1780. Large-4to (303 x 240 mm). pp. (2), 124, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 29 handcoloured engraved plates. (Bound up with:) STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Wantzen in alle vier Waerelds Deelen ... /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. 4to. pp. (2), 172, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 41 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt lettered label.

The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world

A very nice copy of this beautifully illustrated entomological work of which the two works are mostly found bound together. The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world, described and collected by Caspar Stoll. Very little is known about Stoll who died 1795, he was 'commies ter Admiraliteit' at Amsterdam.

Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote together with his father a large work on Dutch insects illustrated by himself. He also made the illustrations for the above 2 works.
The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French.

Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 & 4000.