1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving
1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving
1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving
1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving
1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving

1657 Waterbirds Plover Tringa Waders - Ornithology - Matt. MERIAN Folio hand colored engraving

$45.00 Dollar
Original copper engraving from: Historia Naturalis..., Published in Amsterdam in 1657.
FOLIO Leaf: 14.9 x 9 inches ; 37.8 x 23 cms
 
Superb hand coloured copper engraving.
 
SUPERB ORIGINAL COPPER ENGRAVING!!
 
Original Merian Kupferstich!
 
John Jonston (or Johnstone), a descendant of a Scottish family, was born in Sambter, Poland. He was interested in both medicine and natural sciences, and studied at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Leiden. He published major natural history studies, including Thaumatographia Naturalis (Amsterdam 1632), a compendium of contemporary knowledge of natural science including astronomy, paleontology, plants, animals and man. This was followed by Theatrum Universale Omnium Animalium (Frankfurt, 1650), with plates after his drawings engraved by Matthias Merian depicting the entire range of animal species. After having spent most of his life travelling through all parts of Europe, he settled in Silesia.