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"Animalium Mar. Ordo XII"  Page from "Historia animalium" by Conrad Gessner. Published in Zurich 1551-1558.  The images are woodcuts. Below is text in Latin. In the text are the names of the whales in Italian, Spanish, Gallice ( French ) and German.  In German they are named Sprutzwal or Wetterwal.  The reverse side is titled "De Cetis". There is text and an outline image of a whale with the name Oryx. (Orca) The names of this whale are given in several languages.

Orca: "Animalium Mar. Ordo XII"

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"Animalium Mar. Ordo XII"

Page from "Historia animalium" by Conrad Gessner. Published in Zurich 1551-1558.

The images are woodcuts. Below is text in Latin. In the text are the names of the whales in Italian, Spanish, Gallice ( French ) and German.

In German they are named Sprutzwal or Wetterwal.

The reverse side is titled "De Cetis". There is text and an outline image of a whale with
the name Oryx. (Orca) The names of this whale are given in several languages.
In German it is named a Vasswal or Zuberwal. One of the names in Italian is Orca.

At the top of the page is a brown stain. Light creasing in lower left corner
and a small repair on upper margin edge. The printing is slightly diagonal.

Page size: 34 x 22 cm ( 13.3 x 8.6 ")

 


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