1657 HAWK, GOSHAWK, FALCON - MERIAN Folio handcol engraving 12.2 by 8.5 inch.

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  • Sold Date: Feb 08, 2012
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1657 HAWK, GOSHAWK, FALCON - MERIAN Folio handcol engraving 12.2 by 8.5 inch.

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Original copper engraving 352 yrs old!

Merian, Matthias

HAWK, GOSHAWK, FALCON From: Historia Naturalis..., Published in Amsterdam in 1657.

FOLIO Leaf: ca 12.2 by 8.5 inches: ca 31 x 21.5 cms

Superb hand coloured copper engraving.

SUPERB ORIGINAL COPPER ENGRAVING!!

Original Merian Kupferstich!

John Jonston (or Johnstone), a descendant of a Scottish family, was born in Sambter, Poland. He was interested in both medicine and natural sciences, and studied at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Leiden. He published major natural history studies, including Thaumatographia Naturalis (Amsterdam 1632), a compendium of contemporary knowledge of natural science including astronomy, paleontology, plants, animals and man. This was followed by Theatrum Universale Omnium Animalium (Frankfurt, 1650), with plates after his drawings engraved by Matthias Merian depicting the entire range of animal species. After having spent most of his life travelling through
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