1657 MERIAN Folio SUPERB handcolored engraving BISONS

1657 MERIAN Folio SUPERB handcolor engraving BISONS

Orig. copper engraving 352 years old!! Very attractive

Merian, Matthias

Superb hand coloured engraving of - BISONS -

FOLIO Leaf 14.6 by 8.8 inches; 37.2 x 22.6 cms.

Superb hand coloured copper engraving.

From: Historia Naturalis..., Published in Amsterdam in 1657. This copper engraving is ORIGINAL and 352 years old!!

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 Mattias Merian depicting the entire range of animal species. After having spent most of his life travelling through all parts of Europe, he settled in Silesia. PLEASE VIEW IMAGES CAREFULLY. Thank you. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. On wove paper. Little light marginal spotting. A very attractive item!! WE COMBINE SHIPPING HAPPILY and ONLY CHARGE for the FIRST / LARGEST ITEM OF GRAPHIC SOLD.

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