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: Ormer000

Historiae Naturalis
Eagles
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer001

Historiae Naturalis
Birds of Prey, Eagles
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer002

Historiae Naturalis
Birds of Prey, Eagles
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer003

Historiae Naturalis
Eagles, Vultures
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Eagles, Hawks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Vultures
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer006

Historiae Naturalis
Hawk, Falcon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer007

Historiae Naturalis
Goshawk, Falcon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Goshawk, Falcon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Hawk, Cuckoo, Shrike
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Hawks, Cuckoo, Shrike
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer011

Historiae Naturalis
Hawk, Falcon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer012

Historiae Naturalis
Hawk, Falcon
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer013

Historiae Naturalis
Parrots, Parakeets
Date: 1657
Price: $495
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Historiae Naturalis
Parrots, Parekeets
Date: 1657
Price: $495
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Historiae Naturalis
Crow, Roller, Chough
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Crows, Magpies
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Owls
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer018

Historiae Naturalis
Owls
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Bats, Nightjars, Heron
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Ostrich, Monster Rooster
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Peacocks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Peacocks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
American Turkey, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Heather Cock, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Magpie, Hoopoe, Bee-eater
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Partridges, Buntings
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Rooster, Hen, Turkey
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Rooster, Monster Rooster
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Woodcock, Moorhen
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Pigeons, Doves
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Finch, Dove, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Sparrows, Canary, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Sparrows
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Sparrows, Goldfinch, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Greenfinch, Linnet, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Skylarks, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Thrush, Blackbirds
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Blackbirds, Starling
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Woodpeckers
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Hoopoe, Bee-eaters
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Magpies, Wagtails
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer043

Historiae Naturalis
Varieties of Tit Birds
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Robin, Flycatchers
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Pelicans, Gulls
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Mergansers, Sea Ducks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
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Historiae Naturalis
Swans, Duck, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer048

Historiae Naturalis
Ducks
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer049

Historiae Naturalis
Storks, Ibis, Egret
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer050

Historiae Naturalis
Herons, Ruff
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer051

Historiae Naturalis
Ruff, Oystercatchers
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer052

Historiae Naturalis
Cranes
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer054

Historiae Naturalis
Birds of Paradise
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Ormer055

Historiae Naturalis
Toucans
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Ormer056

Historiae Naturalis
Jacana, Ibis
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer057

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian Birds
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer058

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian Birds
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer059

Historiae Naturalis
Brazilian Birds
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Ormer061

Historiae Naturalis
Phoenix, Gryphon
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Ormer062