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Marcus Elieser Bloch. 6 Ichthyology Plates. c.1780

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Bloch, Marcus Elieser. German (1723-1799). Six fish illustrations from "Ichtyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere des Poissons" [Ichthyology or natural history, general and particular fish]. Berlin: 1785-1797. Hand-colored engraved plates by F.G. Berger, G. Bodenehr, C. Darchow, P. Haas, J.F. Henning, C. Ludwig Schmidt, J.G. Schmidt and others after J.F. Henning, Kruger, and others, some printed in colors and finished by hand, a few heightened in silver and gold. Laid paper. Sheet: 17" x 10.75" ++ Plate 18: Cyprinus Barbus. ++ Plate 30: Fig 1: Clupea Alosa. Fig 2: Clupea Encrasicolus. ++ Plate 63: Gadus Merlangus. ++ Plate 69: Gadus Molva. ++ Plate 85: Squalus Acanthuas. ++ Plate 87: Lophius Piscatopius.Provenance: From the collection of Jim Willis.Condition: Near Fine condition. Scattered toning. Lovely coloration.
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