Matthaus Merian "the Elder"

Size: ~ 9 x 15 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings

These beautiful hand colored copperplate engravings have been selected from a work entitled "Historia Naturalis ", published in Amsterdam in 1657 under the supervision of John Jonston.
The complete six volumes include the following parts: Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus et avibus, Historiae naturalis de insectis , de serpentibus et draconibus , Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis, Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis.
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 Mattias 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.

Historiae Naturalis
Frontispiece
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Bumer000

Historiae Naturalis
Bees, Wasps, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer001

Historiae Naturalis
Hive of Bees
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer002

Historiae Naturalis
Dragonflies
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer003

Historiae Naturalis
Butterflies, Moths
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Bumer004

Historiae Naturalis
Butterflies
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Bumer005

Historiae Naturalis
Butterflies, Moths
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Bumer006

Historiae Naturalis
Butterflies
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Bumer007

Historiae Naturalis
Varieties of Flies
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer009

Historiae Naturalis
Locusts, Grasshoppers
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer010

Historiae Naturalis
Locusts, Grasshoppers
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer011

Historiae Naturalis
Grasshoppers, Crickets
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer012

Historiae Naturalis
Beetles, Scarabs
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer013

Historiae Naturalis
Beetles, Scarabs
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer014

Historiae Naturalis
Beetles, Scarabs
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer015

Historiae Naturalis
Ants, Ant Hill, Varia
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer016

Historiae Naturalis
Dragonflies, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer017

Historiae Naturalis
Scorpions, Spiders
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer018

Historiae Naturalis
Caterpillars, Moths, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer019

Historiae Naturalis
Caterpillars, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer021

Historiae Naturalis
Caterpillars, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer022

Historiae Naturalis
Land Snails, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer024

Historiae Naturalis
Spiders, Scorpion, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer025

Historiae Naturalis
Tarantula, Varia
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Bumer026