Gesner, Conrad 1516-1565 - Folio with hand coloured woodcut & descriptive text on one leaf - Fish: Flatfish, Rhombus [Ein Glattblutt] - 1557/1557

Description
Gesner, Conrad 1516-1565 - Folio with hand coloured woodcut & descriptive text on one leaf - Fish: Flatfish, Rhombus [Ein Glattblutt] - 1557/1557
Biology, Illustrated, Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Single sheet

Superb folio from Gessner's FIRST EDITION of the FISCHBUCH, 1563.

34.8 x 21.5 cm

Zurich: Christopher Froschauer, 1563.

Reference: Nissen Fischbuch 59.

Conrad Gessner was a Renaissance polymath, a physician, philosopher, encyclopaedist, bibliographer, philologist, natural historian and illustrator.

The woodcuts for the work were undertaken by Hans Asper, Johann Thomas, and Lukas Schrön.

Later hand colour. Some minor age related marks and some age toning to leaf.

Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
1
Subject
Biology, Illustrated, Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Gesner, Conrad 1516-1565 - Folio with hand coloured woodcut & descriptive text on one leaf
Book Title
Fish: Flatfish, Rhombus [Ein Glattblutt]
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1557
Publication year youngest item
1557
Edition
1st Edition
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Froschauer, Zurich
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