1657 HAWK, GOSHAWK, FALCON - MERIAN Folio handcol engraving 12.2 by 8.5 inch.
Packages with a combined value of above US$ 100 will be sent by Registered Mail at an additional cost of $6. This includes full insurance.Free REGISTERED shipping if the total value of your order exceeds $250. ITEMS CAN BE RETURNED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT. 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 cmsSuperb 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 ... read more