1852 Steel Engraving Antique Vicugna Alpaca Bighorn Sheep Argali Wildlife FD1



This is an original 1852 black and white steel engraving of a vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) of Peru and Bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains.


This 162+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the pinkish area in the bottom margin is only a reflection on our digital print -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9.75 inches; 16 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

"The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of steel engravings from 1852 of the tools, machinery, livestock, and agricultural practices of the typical mid-nineteenth century farmer.