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Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V. Tabulis quadraginta septem ab ... Mathia Meriano aeri incisis ornati ex scriptoribus tam antiquis, quam recentioribus maxima cura collecti, quos ob raritatem denuo inprimedos suscepit

by JONSTON, John


Heilbronn: Eckebrecht. 1767. Contemporary marbled calf (rebacked). BOUND WITH JONSTON, J. Historiae naturalis de exangibus aquaticis. Heilbronn; Eckebrecht, 1767. 78, [6] pp., With 22 engraved plates by by Merian. Same offsetting as above. Folio . Although issued as independent, individual volumes these two works also consist of parts 3 and 4 of the massive zoological series, "Theatrum universale" (1st issued in 1660s) by the physician and naturalist, John Jonston (1603-75), who was of Scottish extraction but born in Poland. Jonston visited England and Scotland and studied at St. Andrews, London and Cambridge. Of the present two volumes the first deals with fish, whales and other sea mammals (including mermaids and mermen); the second is on crustaceans and mollusks: The first volume includes several full- page illustrations of whales; the second volume includes illustrations of shellfish, squid and octopi, etc. by Matthaeus Merian, the elder 228 pp. 47 engraved plates (some plates out of order) by Merian. Title printed in red and black. Letter press offset on the blank versos of the plates as usual; light foxing (mostly in blank margins). § Nissen, ZBI 2139 & Fischbücher 82 (only vol I.); cf. Wüthrich, Merian II, 32 (1650 ed.), Thorndike, VII, p. 310

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  • Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V. Tabulis quadraginta septem ab ... Mathia Meriano aeri incisis ornati ex scriptoribus tam antiquis, quam recentioribus maxima cura collecti, quos ob raritatem denuo inprimedos suscepit by JONSTON, John
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  • Title: Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V. Tabulis quadraginta septem ab ... Mathia Meriano aeri incisis ornati ex scriptoribus tam antiquis, quam recentioribus maxima cura collecti, quos ob raritatem denuo inprimedos suscepit
  • Author: JONSTON, John
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  • Publisher: Eckebrecht
  • Place: Heilbronn
  • Date published: 1767

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