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1560 GESNER ORIGINAL handcolored WOODCUT SEA MONSTER

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-05-23)
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1560 GESNER ORIGINAL handcolored WOODCUT    SEA MONSTER


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1560 GESNER ORIGINAL handcolored WOODCUT  - SEA MONSTER

Gesner, Konrad, 1516-1565

ORIGINAL handcolored WOODCUT  - SEA MONSTER

Zürich, 1563.

Leaf: ca 18 x 8.5 cm

Hand coloured.



ORIGINAL from 1563.
Issued in:
FISCHBUCH. Nomenclator aquatilium animantium.
Froschower: Zürych, 1563.
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 450 YEAR OLD WOODCUT BY CONRAD GESNER!!!
The Historiae animalium (''Histories of the Animals'') published at Zurich was an encyclopedic 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.


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