Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream - 1669

Description
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream - 1669
Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Single sheet

7 Large woodcuts on one folio leaf, recto and verso.

33 x 22.5 cm

Hand colour.

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Woodcut on one folio leaf
Issued in:
Allgemeines Thier-Buch: "Eigentliche und lebendige Abbildung Aller vierfüssigen / So wohl zahmer als wilder Thieren/ welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt /auff dem Erdboden /und in etlichen Wassern zu finden: Sampt einer außführlichen..."

The Historiae animalium ("Histories of the Animals") published at Zurich was an encyclopaedic work of "an inventory of renaissance zoology" by Conrad Gesner, a doctor and professor at the Carolinum, the precursor of the University of Zurich. It is the first modern zoological work that attempts to describe all the animals known, and the first bibliography of natural history writings.

Condition: Very good condition.

Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
1
Subject
Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
Book Title
Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1669
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
German
Original language
No
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