John Jonston & Merian Mattheus (17th century) - Entomology - Various insects from Historia Naturalis - hand-coloured

Description
John Jonston & Merian Mattheus (17th century) - Entomology - Various insects from Historia Naturalis - hand-coloured
Engraving - Not signed - C.1657

Hand-coloured insects engraving from an book by John Jonston engraved by 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. He was a member of the patrician Basel Merian family.

Lot details
Artist
John Jonston & Merian Mattheus (17th century)
Title of artwork
Entomology - Various insects from Historia Naturalis - hand-coloured
Year
C.1657
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Overall in fair condition with traces of ageing and usage
Sold with frame
No
Total dimensions
37.5×0×23 cm
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