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Marine & Fish Hand Colored Engraving

This very rare hand-colored copper engraving is over 350 years old. Various fish are depicted (Asellus, Callarias, Monoceros, Glaucus, Heengus, Mustela, etc). Issued in Jon Jonston's Historia Naturalis, published in Amsterdam in 1657. Engraved by Matthäus Merian, a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. A spectacular, rare find!

Condition: Age-appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition.

Year: c.1657 - 364 years old

Size: 9.5" x 14.0" (24cm x 36cm)