2 woodcuts with hand color on one folio leaf - Not signed - 1669
|Condition:||Overall in good condition|
|Title of artwork:||Phoenix - 2 woodcuts with hand color - 1669|
|Artist:||Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Flamingo Mythological|
|Sold with frame:||No|
|Total dimensions (in cm):||20.3 x 34.4 cm|
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
2 woodcuts on fine folio leave (recto and verso).
Leaf size: 20.3 x 34.4 cm
"Eigentliche und lebendige Abbildung Aller vierfüssigen / So wohl zahmer als wilder Thieren/ welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt /auff dem Erdboden /und in etlichen Wassern zu finden: Sampt einer außführlichen..."
The Historiae animalium ("Histories of the Animals") published at Zurich was an encyclopaedic work of "an inventory of renaissance zoology" by Conrad Gesner, a doctor and professor at the Carolinum, the precursor of the University of Zurich. It is the first modern zoological work that attempts to describe all the animals known, and the first bibliography of natural history writings.
Condition: Very good condition.
|Member since:||May 13, 2015|
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