Animalium Mar. Ordo VI
Woodcut from Conrad Gessner 1558. Very attractive hand coloring using
eggwhite highlighting for a silvery effect.
Text on the reverse side in Latin about eels.
Small piece of upper right corner is missing. Light water stain in upper area.
Two tiny repairs on lower margin edge.
Page size: 34 x 22 cm ( 13.3 x 8.6 ")
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, and philologist. Born in Zürich, Switzerland he studied classical languages, theology and medicine. He is regarded as the father of modern scientific bibliography, zoology and botany. He was frequently the first to describe species of plants or animals in Europe.