1820 Friedrich Strack Natural History Fish Print, Plaise,Pearl,Flouder 2 Prints

1820 Friedrich Strack Natural History Fish Print, Plaise,Pearl,Flouder 2 Prints

This series of prints is from Illustrations of Natural History with Explanations or Naturgeschichte in Bildern mit erlauterdem by Christian Friedrich Leberecht Strack, issued in 1820 in Dusseldorf. The fish are smaller scale mirror images of the Bloch fishes, as indentified in Bloch’s Altas from Mergus.

The paper is Whatman paper, with some sheets bearing the JWhatman watermark. It is of a light to dark creamy color, with an occasional fox mark or light spotting, but the fishes themselves are so beautifully hand colored and strong, it does not detract much. Please do not order these if this creamy paper is not to your liking. The hand coloring is very close to the original Bloch fishes with the typical gold and silver and rich colors. Each print measures approximately 9 3/4 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches long. The names of the fish have been added on in an old German hand. There are few copies of this to be found, and the fact that they are after the Bloch fish makes them quite special.


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Terms of Sale

We sell only original antique prints of proven authenticity bought mostly at auction houses throughout Europe, America, and Asia. We do not sell reproductions of any kind. Authenticity is guaranteed and we strive to buy prints and books at the very top of the condition range. However, as the items are sometimes very old small defects are to be expected including foxing, toning, and occasional spotting.

Many prints have original hand colouring while others issued originally black & white will be hand coloured at a later date sometimes by our colourist in England and Italy. Hand colouring is a dying art and we are honored to have the services of some of the best remaining colourists in the world.

We will note any condition issues in our description along with details about the colouring. Please view the images carefully as they are scans or photos of the actual print you will receive.

Items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund.

About Me

We are antique dealers with over thirty-five years in the business with a passion for growing rare plants and orchids, as well as collecting antique prints. We buy our prints all over the world and authenticity is guaranteed. We do not deal in reproductions and all our prints are original antique prints. Panteek started on eBay in early 2000 and it has been an exciting ride all these years with almost 37,000 positive feedbacks. We took 2013 off to move from the Pacific North West to Florida. It was the first time we had not listed every week since the beginning and we have missed you all. We are very pleased to be listing again with many terrific items to come. Your satisfaction in our product is our most important goal and we will make every effort to ensure your shopping at Panteek is a pleasure.

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