Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio leaf with 2 large woodcuts - Ornithology: Night jars - Hand coloured - Folio Woodcut

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Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio leaf with 2 large woodcuts - Ornithology: Night jars - Hand coloured - Folio Woodcut
Incisione su legno - Non firmato - 1669

2 large woodcuts on one folio leaf.

33 x 22.5 cm

Later hand colour.

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)

Woodcut on one folio leaf

Issued in:
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..."

1669

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.

Dettagli lotto
Artista
Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) - Folio leaf with 2 large woodcuts
Titolo dell'opera
Ornithology: Night jars - Hand coloured - Folio Woodcut
Anno
1669
Tecnica
Incisione su legno
Firma
Non firmato
Condizioni
In buone condizioni
Vendita con cornice
No
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