Antique Print-GREEN LIZARD-EASTERN NEWT-LACERTA-Jonston-Merian-1657

Price: € 69,50

Subject: Tab LXXVII: This plate shows various lizards; Teiunhana Brasiliensibus - Lacertus Tarantula quibusdam - Americima Brasiliensibq - Teiuguacu et Temapara Tupinambis - Senembi Brasiliensibus - Lacertus aquaticus, Wasser Eydex (Water Lizard) - Lacertus Viridis, Grune Eydex (Green Lizard species) - Salmandra, Molch Moll (Newt species) - Salmandra aquatica, Wasser Molch (Eastern Newt) - Salmandra alia aquatilis Minor prone - Salmandra Terrestris Veranig Maculis Luteis distincta - Salmandra Aquatica prona (Newt).
Condition: Excellent. Small wormhole in right margin, not afecting image, remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and occasional light stains from handling. Please study image carefully.
Medium: Copper plate engraving on verge type hand-laid paper with watermark.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 22.1 x 36.2 cm. The image size is ca. 17.2 x 29.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.7 x 14.3 inch. The image size is ca. 6.8 x 11.5 inch.
Part Number: 23663
Location: A104-39
Description: This rare antique engraving originates from: 'Historiae Naturalis. De Quadrupetibus Libri I.' (Volume 1 of Historiae Naturalis.) by John Johnston, published in Frankfurt 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.