1560 GESNER orig WOODCUTS Yellow Billed CHOUGH, CROW
Gesner, Konrad, 1516-1565
ORIGINAL. Handcoloured WOODCUTS - Yellow Billed CHOUGH, CROW
ca 37 x 22.5 cm
ORIGINAL from 1560.
Thierbuch. Nomenclator aquatilium animantium.
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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.
Though in his large work Gesner sought to distinguish facts from myths, his encyclopedic work also included mythical creatures and imaginary beasts, intermixed with the strange newly discovered animals of the East Indies, those of the far north and animals brought back from the New World.
Gesner acknowledges one of his main illustrators was Lucas Schan, an artist from Strasbourg. He likely used other illustrators as well as himself.
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Overall good condition. Some colour showthrough.
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL FROM 1560!
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