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: Fimer000

Historiae Naturalis
Codfish, Tench
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer001

Historiae Naturalis
Sea Snake, Sea, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer002

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Fish, Tuna, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer003

Historiae Naturalis
Swordfish, Sawfish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer004

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Sea Snake, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer005

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Sharks, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer006

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Sharks, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer007

Historiae Naturalis
Varieties of Sharks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer008

Historiae Naturalis
Sunfish, Rays
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer009

Historiae Naturalis
Rays, Stingrays
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer010

Historiae Naturalis
Rays, Stingrays
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer011

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Ray Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer012

Historiae Naturalis
Varieties of Wrasse
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer013

Historiae Naturalis
Perch, Surgeon Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer014

Historiae Naturalis
Goby, Needlefish, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer015

Historiae Naturalis
Tropical Reef Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer016

Historiae Naturalis
Dory, Porgy, Mullet
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer017

Historiae Naturalis
Barracuda, Chub, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer018

Historiae Naturalis
Varieties of Scorpionfish, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer019

Historiae Naturalis
Mackerel, Sole, Sardine
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer020

Historiae Naturalis
Catfish, Mackerel
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer021

Historiae Naturalis
Plaice, Turbot, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer022

Historiae Naturalis
Salmon, Sturgeon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer023

Historiae Naturalis
Moonfish, Lamprey
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer024

Historiae Naturalis
Beluga, Boxfish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer025

Historiae Naturalis
Trout, Barbel, Chub
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer026

Historiae Naturalis
Halibut, Carp
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer027

Historiae Naturalis
Sturgeon, Salmon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer028

Historiae Naturalis
Tench, Carp, Perch
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer029

Historiae Naturalis
Trout, Bonefish, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer030

Historiae Naturalis
Goby, Blenny, Salmon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer031

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer032

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer033

Historiae Naturalis
Piranha, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer034

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer035

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer036

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer037

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer038

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian, S. American Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer039

Historiae Naturalis
Mermaids, Exotic Fish
Date: 1657
Price: $425
Print Code: Fimer040

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Whales
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer041

Historiae Naturalis
Whale
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer042

Historiae Naturalis
Monster Dolphins
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer043

Historiae Naturalis
Seals, Walrus
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer044

Historiae Naturalis
Puffer, Whitefish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer046

Historiae Naturalis
Catfish, Stingfish
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Fimer047