Hand Colored Antique Print of a Roach, Sea Snake and other Fish

Productnr.: BG-13320-2

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Antique print of illustrating several fish species including a roach and sea snake. These rare hand colored copperplate engraving has been selected from a work entitled "Historia Naturalis”, published in Amsterdam in 1657 under the supervision of John Jonston. John Jonston (or Johnstone), a descendant of a Scottish family, was born in Sambter, Poland. He was interested in both medicine and natural sciences, and studied at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Leiden. He published major natural history studies, including Thaumatographia Naturalis (Amsterdam 1632), a compendium of contemporary knowledge of natural science including astronomy, palaeontology, plants, animals and man. This was followed by Theatrum Universale Omnium Animalium (Frankfurt, 1650), with plates after his drawings engraved by Matthaus Merian depicting the entire range of animal species.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Shows some wear and soiling. Crease bottom right, also affecting image. Blank verso. Please study images carefully.

Date: 1657

Overall size: 23 x 35.5 cm.