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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 294: Labrus Maculatus. ++ Plate 304: Sciaena Lineata. ++ Plate 307: Sciaena Mauritil. ++ Plate 322: Anthias Testudineus. ++ Plate 332: Fig. 1. Gymnocephalus Schratser. Fig. 2. Gymnocephalus Argenteus. ++ Plate 336: Fig. 1. Somber Aculeatus. Fig. 2. Scomber Calcar.Provenance: From the collection of Jim Willis.Condition: Near fine condition. Scattered toning. Lovely coloration.
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