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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid - 1669

Lot reference 19095977
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid - 1669

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Woodcut leaf of Sea Monsters in hand colour - Quantity: 1

Object: Single Sheet
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Woodcut leaf of Sea Monsters in hand colour
Author/ Illustrator: Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
Book Title: 3 woodcuts - Sea Monster, Sea Devils, Mermaid
Condition: Fine
Publication year oldest item: 1669
Edition: 1st Edition Thus
Language: German
Version: Original Language

Sea monsters are beings from folklore believed to dwell in the sea and often imagined to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. They can be slimy and scaly and are often pictured threatening ships or spouting jets of water.[citation needed] The definition of a "monster" is subjective, and some sea monsters may have been based on scientifically accepted creatures such as whales and types of giant and colossal squid.

Woodcuts on one folio leaf (recto and verso of one leaf).

33 x 22.5 cm

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Woodcut on one folio leaf
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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.

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  • Dear Armanda, the folio was delivered. Everything is OK. Thank you for cooperation
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    user-a1886f9 October 14, 2018

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    Schönes Stück Geschichte. Aussehen und Merkmale des Artikel wie beschrieben. Ware war sehr gut verpackt!
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    clemouze October 1, 2018

  • The folio was well packed. Thank you for cooperation.

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    Très belle gravure, envoi rapide et emballage soigné, merci.
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  • The print arrived in good condition. Just as what I expected. I am happy with the quick delivery.

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  • perfect cooperation, complete satisfaction. well thank you

    user-a1886f9 September 17, 2018

  • The folio was delivered. Everything is OK. Thank you for cooperation

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    Ich habe den Verkäufer konaktiert, dass die Grafik auf dem Transportweg beschädigt wurde. Leider habe ich keine Reaktion und keine Antwort erhalten.
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    I was travelling. Have contacted customer and proposed solution. GLS damaged secure packaging!
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    Dopo diverse sollecitazioni il venditore dice di aver inviato il certificato e lascia il codice di tracciabilità (aveva detto di averlo già inviato - no code -ma è MAI arrivato). Bisogna migliorarsi.
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    To be recommanded. Professionnal very fast and the same condition he had written. THX
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    Bene le stampe, peccato però che il venditore non mi abbia ancora inviato nessun certificato di autenticità/provenienza su 2 diversi ordini. Spero di riceverli e poter cambiare il mio feedback.
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  • Fast, safe, great! Thank you!

    catalina7 August 22, 2018

  • Folio was delivered. Everything is OK
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    The bid was delivered to Padua and not to Rome and I have not received anything until today. It has been a mistake by the post office. I am in contact with the seller. For now, suspend the payment.
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