1557 Conrad GESNER - Birds: SWALLOW - 1st Issue - Folio woodcut leaf - Ornithology
1557 Conrad GESNER - Birds: SWALLOW - 1st Issue - Folio woodcut leaf - Ornithology
1557 Conrad GESNER - Birds: SWALLOW - 1st Issue - Folio woodcut leaf - Ornithology

1557 Conrad GESNER - Birds: SWALLOW - 1st Issue - Folio woodcut leaf - Ornithology

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Woodcut of Lagopus aria to verso

Gesner, Conrad, 1516-1565 

Woodcuts on FINE FOLIO LEAF, recto and verso.

Zürich, 1557. 

Leaf size: 23.5 x 37.6 cm 

ORIGINAL from 1563. 

Issued in: 

Vogelbuch.

Frankfurt 1563. 

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. On ribbed paper.