Ornithology. Hand coloured. - Quantity: 1
|Edition:||1st Edition Thus|
|Publication year oldest item:||1669|
|Author/ Illustrator:||Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)|
|Book Title:||Folio woodcut: Heron with 2 woodcuts: Woodpeckers|
|Number of Books:||1|
1 folio leaf with two fine folio engravings (recto and verso of one leaf).
33 x 22.5 cm
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
Allgemeines Thier-Buch: "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. Age toning commensurate with age.
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