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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream - 1669

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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream - 1669

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Natural History - Quantity: 1 - Single sheet

Object: Single sheet (More lots)
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Natural History
Author/ Illustrator: Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)
Book Title: Folio with 7 hand coloured woodcuts: Triggerfish, Bream
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1669
Edition: 1st Edition Thus
Language: German
Original language: No

7 Large woodcuts on one folio leaf, recto and verso.

33 x 22.5 cm

Hand colour.

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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