2 folio hand coloured engravings from 1657.
Issued in Jon Jonston's Historia Naturalis..., Published in Amsterdam in 1657.
Folio Leaf: c 36 x 24 cms.
Item Condition: Please view images carefully. Fine recent hand colour.
Matthäus Merian der Ältere (or "Matthew", "the Elder", or "Sr."; 22 September 1593 - 19 June 1650) was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house.
Born in Basel, Merian learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zürich. He next worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry, who was the son of renowned engraver and traveler Theodor de Bry.
- Single sheet
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Matthäus Merian [1593-1650]
- Book Title
- Folio engraving. Exotic Fish: Amazonian, Brazilian Fish: Piabucu Guara Tereba Uribaco
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Number of pages
- 36.3×22.2 cm