BG-01458

Pl. 74 Antique Print of various Animals by Merian (1657)

  • Condition: Fair/good, age-related toning. Repair on bottom margin. Minor wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1657
  • Overall size: 22.5 x 35.5 cm.
  • Image size: 17 x 26 cm.
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.. Pl. 74 Antique Print of various Animals by Merian (1657)

Description: Antique print of various animals; Cercopithecus Sagovin Clusy (Guenon species) - Mapach (Racoon) - Cercopithecus Barbatus Clusy (Guenon species) - Iguavu sive Haut clusy - Armadillo Genus alterum Clusy - Armadillo sive Aiatochtli (Armadillo species). This print originates from 'Historiae Naturalis (..)' by John Johnston, published by Matthias Merian in 1657.

Artists and Engravers: John Johnston (or Johnstone, 1603-1675) was a descendant of a Scottish family. Born in Sambter, Poland, he studied extensively at the famous universities of the day, including St. Andrews, Scotland, Cambridge & Leiden. After many years traveling in Europe, he settled in Silesia. Matthaus Merian was a leading German engraver of the day, from a prominent family of engravers and artists, and the father of Maria Merian.