Georg Wolfgang Knorr

Size: ~15 x 21 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings
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Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Coral
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno001

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Coral
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno002

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Coral
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno003

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Sea Shells
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno004

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Sea Shells
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno005

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Sea Shells
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno006

Deliciae Naturae Selectae
Sea Shells
Date: 1771
Price: Sold
Print Code: Shekno007

These magnificent and extremely rare hand colored copperplate engravings have been selected from a German work entitled "Deliciae naturae selectae", published under the supervision of Georg Wolfgang Knorr in Nuremberg between 1766 and 1767.

Georg Wolfgang Knorr was born on December 30, 1705, in Nuremberg and died there on September 17, 1761. Knorr learned the engraving trade under J. L. Blank and had his first great success with his illustrations for Johannes Jacob Scheuzer's "Physica sacra" (1731), through which he became interested in the natural sciences.
Through his own studies, he gained a wide base of knowledge in art history and the natural sciences. Georg Wolfgang Knorr spent his whole life in Nuremberg, though he did undertake several short trips away from his hometown.

During his lifetime, he published numerous engravings, some as single folios and some in books. Noteworthy are his works "Deliciae naturae selectae" (1766-67) and the "Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths," the latter of which was the sequel to the first volume which appeared in 1757. The title and content of these volumes, exceedingly popular in amateur circles, exemplifies the contemporary aesthetization of zoology, especially in the area of colorful mussels.