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Antonio Lafréri (1512-1577) - Hand coloured copper engraving: Salmon - 1554

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Antonio Lafréri (1512-1577) - Hand coloured copper engraving: Salmon - 1554

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Natural History - Quantity: 1

Object: Single Sheet
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Natural History
Author/ Illustrator: Antonio Lafréri (1512-1577)
Book Title: Hand coloured copper engraving: Salmon
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1554
Edition: 1st Edition
Language: Italian
Version: Original Language
Publisher: Eorumdem Formis

From Salviano (Hippolyto)'s series Aquatilium Animalium Historiae, Liber Primus, Cum Eorumdem Formis, Aere Excusis, Rome 1554.

Copper engraving 41.5 x 27.3 cm

Light later hand colour

The copper engravings are attributed by Brunet to Antonio Lafréri.

One of the first scientific illustrations ever to use engraving rather than woodblock.

References: Adams S-190; Brunet V:101; Graesse VI, p. 253; Mortimer Italian 454; Nissen ZBI 3555; Wood p. 549.

In total 81 such engravings were published, although individual plates are extremely rare.

The silvery, finely hatched lines of copper engraving represents the physical nature of fishes far more successfully than woodcuts and are note only extremely rare but well ahead of their time. Their skill in depicting fish was unmatched for over a century.

The last complete set to come up at auction was the Harvard Library copy at Christie's in 2013 where it attained a price of USD 27500.



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