Matthaus Merian "the Elder"

Size: ~ 9 x 15 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings
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Historiae Naturalis
Vipers, Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $225
Print Code: Repmer001

Historiae Naturalis
Vipers, Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $225
Print Code: Repmer002

Historiae Naturalis
Asp Viper, Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $225
Print Code: Repmer003

Historiae Naturalis
South American Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $225
Print Code: Repmer006

Historiae Naturalis
Sea Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer008

Historiae Naturalis
Sea Snakes
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer009

Historiae Naturalis
Dragons
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Repmer010

Historiae Naturalis
Dragons
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Repmer011

Historiae Naturalis
Dragons
Date: 1657
Price: $495
Print Code: Repmer012

Historiae Naturalis
Tree Frogs, Frogs
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer075

Historiae Naturalis
Lizards, etc.
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer076

Historiae Naturalis
Lizards, Chameleons
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer077

Historiae Naturalis
Chameleons
Date: 1657
Price: $295
Print Code: Repmer078

Historiae Naturalis
Crocodile, Chameleons
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Repmer079

Historiae Naturalis
Turtles
Date: 1657
Price: $395
Print Code: Repmer080

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.