Antique Print of various Sea Snakes by Johnston (1657)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, small defects. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1657
  • Overall size: 22 x 37 cm.
  • Image size: 18 x 30 cm.

€ 84,50($ 99.45 / £ 77.16)

Description: Antique print titled 'Serpens Marinus Mari Norvegico - Serpens Marinus flavi coloris Maris Suedici Aldro - Scolopendra Marina aldro - Scolopendra Marina amethystini Coloris - Serpens Americana Indicus'. Old print of various sea snakes. This print originates from 'Historiae Naturalis De Piscibus Et Cetis Libri V' by J. Johnston. 

Artists and Engravers: Published by M. Merian. 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.