Merian & Jonston 1650-7 Birds.

 

John Johnston ( Jonston, Jonstone 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. In 1622 Jonston studied at several centres in Prussia, after that, he visited England and Scotland (collecting already in 1623 valuable information about some British species). After travelling around Germany, France, Italy and Holland, he came back to Britain, to study in Cambridge and London. Afterwards, he graduated in Medicine in Leyden, Dutch city in which he was offered the Medicine chair at University and where he published his first works. Several years later, he was offer the same chair at the electorate of Brandenburg, preferring, however, to continue studying in private and develop his masterpiece: the Historia Naturalis, which would be published for the first time in Frankfurt am Main between 1649 and 1653.The second edition of the work, including trees and plants, would be released in Amsterdam between 1657 and 1663. After many years traveling in Europe, he settled in Silesia.
Merian, was a long  lineage of printers, artists  and superb engravers. Matthaeus Merian senior (1593 – 1650) was the printer and father of the Matthaeus Merian brothers junior (1621 - 1687), Kaspar Merian (1627) and their sister María Sibylla Merian (1647 - 1717), the latter from his second marriage to a Dutch woman. Sibylla was firstly an entomologist and a great draftswoman, painter and engraver of plants and insects her work is in the botanical section . However, the most hard working artist of the family was Matthaeus Merian junior, to whom Jonston’s most famous copper engravings have been attributed. More than one plate of this encyclopaedia has the signature Matthaeus Merian Junior Fecit

Jonstone  domesticated animals at Farm 3 plus   click here, birds , marine life , fish, reptiles + amphibiainsects  etc ** These are all sold as issued uncoloured and could be tinted by their new owners if wished but I sell 'as is' because many of our items also go to libraries to repair damaged books. They are thus way cheaper than copies where the seller has paid for a pricey tint **



40.Merula amsel (Thrush species) - Merula Rosea mas seu Sturnus martinus (Rosy Starling) - Merula apus Indica - Merula Brasilica - Caryocatacte, Nussbicker (Nutcracker) - Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling) - Sturnus Capite albo - Sturnus Staer - Sturnus Cinereus (Grey Starling) - Sturnus pullus. Tab 40

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery





54. Grus Balearica (Crested Crane) - Grus, Kranich (Common crane) - Grus Lapponensis (Red-crowned Crane) - Grus Crispa - Avocelte Species (Avocet) .

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




3.Melanetus uel Melanaeetus. Aquila Valeria, Stock Arn (Imperial Eagle) - Melanaetus - Aquila Pygargus alius (Eagle species).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery







4 .Percnopteros, Geijr Adler (Vulture species) - Morphnos Bellony, Sudten Adler (Eagle species) - Ossifragae alis Species (Ossifrage) - Percnopteros alius (Vulture species)
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge





11.Cuculus (Cuckoo) - Tinunculus tenchris (Falcon species) - Dendro Falcus, Baum Falck (Hobby) - Accipiter species (Goshawk species) - Lanius, Warkengel (Shrike species).
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : crease corner



10.Cuculus (Cuckoo) - Tinunculus tenchris (Falcon species) - Dendro Falcus, Baum Falck (Hobby) - Accipiter species (Goshawk species) - Lanius, Warkengel (Shrike species).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




50.Ciconia (Stork) - Ibis Bellon - Cicinia Nigra (Black Stork) - Phoenicopterus (Flamingo) - Ardea minor (Heron species) - Ardea Cinerea (Grey Heron) - Ardea, Reiger (Heron)
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : crease top  corner


36.Carduelis, Distel Finck (Goldfinch) - Prunella (Accentor) - Linaria Rubra, Stockhenfling (Linnet species) - Fringilla, Finck (Finch) - Fringilla Montana - Citrinella - Chloris, Grunfinck (Greenfinch) - Canaria, Zuiker Vogel, Canari Vogel (Canary) - Ligurinus alius etc.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : mucky mark at base and one in pic




45.Muscipeta - Rubemla Lyrrhola Phoenicurus, Roth Schwenzle (Redstart) - Rubetra Bellony - Anthus (Pipit) - Pyrrhulas, Rothschwentzlein - Cannevarola, Hausrotelein - Rubecula seu Phoenicurus, Rotzagel, Rotschwentzelein - Phoenicurus alter - Hipolais seu Carruca (Warbler species) - Lusciniola, Nachtgall (Nightingale) - Oenanthe, Burstner (Wheatear) - Luscinia, Nachtigal (Nightingale) - alia Ficedula sine Atricapilla - Atricapilla, Grasmuch Schwartzkopff (Blackcap).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




44.Parus cerculeus, Blau Meiss (Blue Tit) - Parus ater, Kolmeiss (Great Tit) - P. sylvaticus - P. cristatus (Crested Tit) - Motacilla alba, Weisser Wasser Stelz (White Wagtail) - Spipolla - Stoparola (Flycatcher) - Boarina - Stuparola etc.

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




41.Picus Varius Minor (Lesser Spotted Woodpecker) - Picus Maximus niger, Grosser Schwartzer Specht (Black Woodpecker) - Picus Viridis, Grun Specht (Green Woodpecker) - Licus Maior, Bundter Specht (Greater Spotted Woodpecker) - Picus Viridus Maior, Grosser Grun Specht (Green Woodpecker) - Picus nidum Suspindit, Widwal Bynolt Gold Merle (Golden Oriole) - Picus Murarius, Maur Specht (Wallcreeper) - Picus Luteus Gyanopus - Picus Cinereus, Blau Specht, May Specht - Picus Varius, Elster Specht, Gras Specht - Picus Chlorio Indicus.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge




27.Galgulus - Attagen seu Perdix, Rebhuhn (Grey Partridge) - Caryoctactes, Nussbicker (Nutcracker) - Pica Caudata, Elster Atzel (Eurasian Magpie) - Coturnix, Wachtel (Quail) - Ortygometra, Wachtelnkonig (Corn Crake or Landrail) - Rusticula minor, Graschnepf (Snipe) - Capella, Kyvits (Lapwing) - Mos Kuw - Merops Seeschwalb (Bee-eater) - Upupa Kothan, Wildhopf (Hoopoe).
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge





37.Canothraustes Indica (finch species) - Alauda cristata, Lerche (Crested Lark) - Linaria (Linnet) - Carduolis, Distel Vinck (Goldfinch) - Ligurinus - Turdus, Kramesvogel (Fieldfare) - Chloris fringilla Viridies, Grun Vinck (Greenfinch) - Hortuianus, Brach amsel, Trostel (Ortolan bunting).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




51.Ardea stellaris (Bittern) - Ardea stellaris major (Great Bittern) - Ardea Quaiotta (Squacco Heron) - Facinellus, Sichler (Ibis) - Ardea nigra, Schwartzer Reiger (Black Stork) - Ardea alba, Weisser Reiger (Egret) - Facinellus avis Falcata - Avis pugnax (Ruff) - Arquata seu Numeruus.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




6.Vultur Cinereus Geyr (Cinereous Vulture or Black Vulture) - Vultur Baeticus Geye (Vulture species) - Vultur Leporarius, Hasen Geyr (Hare Vulture) - Vultur Alpinus uel aureus, Goldgeyer (Bearded Vulture).
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : water mark would clean... used flash to show the mark




11.Lanius Collorio (Red-backed Shrike) - Lanius alius Warckengel - Lanius Milvus (Kite) - Cuculus Guggauch, Kuk Kuck (Cuckoo) - Buteo Triorches, Bushart, Busant (Buzzard) - Accipiter maior (Hawk species) - Milvus Weye (Hawk species) - Accipiter minor (Hawk species).
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery



60.American birds; Urubu (Vulture species) - Macucagua (Tinamou species) - Cocoi ardeae (Cocoi heron) - Caracara (Caracara) - Anhima - Ardeala - Tangara (Tanager species) - Uricbitinga - Guiraienova.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




16.Corvus Rab (Raven) - Corvus Rap Rab (Raven) - Cornix Crae (Hooded crow) - Altrap - Graculus Tul Dole - Nebel Krae (Crow species) - Coriacias Arist - Pyrrhocorax Coraceus, Stein Rab (Alpine Chough) - Pyrrhocorax alius.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




59.American birds; Labiru - Labiru Guacu - Cariama (Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama) - Urutaurana - Guirapunga - Guara - Araracanga (Macaw species) - Guiraru nheengeta - Tamatia (Monklet) - Ipecu - Tamatia alia.

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : fold to almost image left edge



25.Urogallus Maior, Aurhan (Wood Grouse, Heather Cock or Capercaillie) - Urogallus Tetroa - Urogallus minor (Heath hen) - Grygallus Maior, Spilhan, Gugelhan (Grouse species) - Gallina Corylorum, Haselhun, Rabhun (Hazel Grouse)
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery



1.Aquila Gesneri Alder - Chrysaetos Aquila, Adler (Golden Eagle).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




52.Avis Pugnax (Ruff) - Haemantopus faemina (Oystercatcher, female) - Toranus, Meerhun - Ardea, Reiger (Heron) - Porphyrion - Alcedo Vocalis.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge in one place




26.Attagen, Haselhun (Hazel Grouse) - Otis Cum Cicere Arictino (Bustard) - Otis Trada, Trab Gans (Great Bustard) - Avis Stellata, Stella Stern Vogel (Tern) - Charadrios (Plover species) - Oedicnemus Triel (Stone Curlew).
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery



46.Onocrotalus Faemina (Pelican, female) - Onocrotalus sine Pelicanes, Kropf Gans (Pelican) - Larus Maior (Gull species) - Diomedia Avis (Albatross) - Pelicannus sine Plateae, Leffel Gans (Spoonbill) - Larus Cinereus (Gull species) - Larus albus (White Gull) - Larus Minor Sterna, Stein Spyrer Schnirring (Tern) - Larus Piscator, Fischerlein - Larus Fidiper - Marina Hirundo, Zee Schwalb (Tern) - Larus Niger, Brand Vogel.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge



33.Fringalla (Finch species) - Turtur (Pigeon / Dove species) - Montifringilla (Snowfinch species) - Chalandra (Lark species) - Alanda non christata - Fuedula - Fuedula Canabia.
  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




49.Anas, Endte (Duck) - Anas Domesticus, Zame Endte (Mallard Duck, Domestic Duck) - Anas Indica (Muscovy Duck) - Anas Cairina - Anas Libyta - Anas fera, Spiegel Endte - Anas Marina, Meer Endte (Sea Duck) - Boseas Major - Glaucion - Querque dula, Klein Endtlein (Garganey) - Harle - Anas Platyrinchos - Anas Fusca fera (Velvet Duck) - Anas Plyrinchos (Wild Duck) - Penelepe - Anas fera, Zee Vogel - Anas Muscaria, Ein Leiner.

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge




53 Gallinula ferica, Samethunlein - Tringa (Shank or Tattler species) - Rasticola, Schnepf (Woodcock) - Merula aquatica, Wasseramsel (Dipper) - Cinclus Gallinago - Pluvialis Cinerea (Grey Plover) - Vanellus, Kibitz (Lapwing) - Charadrios (Plover species).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




32.pigeons and doves; Columba Domestica (Domestic Pigeon), Turtur species (Turtle dove) etc.

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




38. Montifringillae Congener (Finch species) - Linaria rubra (Red-headed Linnet) - L. Marina - Alauda Cristata (Crested Lark) - Chloris sylvestris (Finch species) - Lutea - Citrinella (Yellowhammer) etc.

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £48 ea inc delivery




15.parrots; Psittacus Maximus, Papengai gresser art - Psittacus abus Cristatus (Cockatoo species) - Psittacus viridis Melanorinchos - Psittacus Versicolor sine Erythrocyanos - Psittacus Leucocephalos - Psittacus Cinereus (Parrot or Parakeet species).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675) Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, , published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images, altered the text and  the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer . As this came with the title page the edition is correct  £55 ea inc delivery again a scarcer plate normally daubed in cheap watercolour

 









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