1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf
1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf
1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf
1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf
1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf

1563 Conrad Gesner - Fish: Bream - 1st Issue - 3 woodcuts on Folio leaf

$55.00 Dollar

Gesner, Konrad, 1516-1565 

3 woodcuts on FINE FOLIO LEAF, recto and verso.

Zürich, 1557. 

Leaf size: 23.5 x 37.6 cm 

ORIGINAL from 1553. 

Issued in: 

Fischbuch.

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: Good with very light age toning to leaf.