Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with hand coloured woodcut - Zebra Indica - 1669

Description
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with hand coloured woodcut - Zebra Indica - 1669
Woodcut - Not signed - 1669

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)

Large woodcut on one folio leaf.

300 + year old woodcut with recent hand colour.

Leaf size: 20.3 x 34.4 cm

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
Artist
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with hand coloured woodcut
Title of artwork
Zebra Indica - 1669
Year
1669
Technique
Woodcut
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
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