Merian & Jonston 1650-7 Birds 2.

 

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 **





8.Asterias, Aern Habich (Hawk species) - Accipiter Palumbarius, Habich Rabenstosser (Goshawk) - Accipiter Fringillarius Nisus, Rotelgeier Fincken (Sparrow Hawk) - Tiruumculus mas, Wandwaher, Stern Schmatz - Turuumculus Faemina (Kestrel, Falcon 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** crease top right**




43. Picus Cinereus - Pica Glandariae Genus - Acanthis - Pica Glandaria Haher - Parus Sylvaticus (Tit species) - Rubecula, Roth Kalihen, Roth Brustle (Robin Redbreast) - Aurivittis Carduelis Species, Golt Finck (Goldfinch) - Ruticilla, Rothwenzle (American Redstart) - Rubicilla Pirrhula, Blut finck (Bullfinch) - Collurio seu Lauarius - Motacilla, Bachstelz (Wagtail) - Pica Glandaria alia Heer (Eurasian Jay) - Parus Major, Grosse Meyse (Great Tit).

  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



34.Passer - Passer Stulsus - P. montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow) - P. domesticus (House Sparrow) - P. Canarius, Canarin vogel (Canary) - P. Solitarius, Memlus steinams - P. domesticus alius - P. Sylvestris, Ringelspatz - P. falvus - P. Maculatus - P. montanus alius - P. Albicilla - P. albus - Paserculus Brachyuras.

  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




9.Subuteo Mosweiber (Eurasian Hobby) - Accipiter Aegytio (Egyptian Hawk) - Lanarius Schimmer (Lanner Falcon) - Lanius albus. Neintobler - Lanius cinereus Faemina.

  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




60.South 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




39. Turdus simpliciter, Kramet vogel (Song Thrush) - Turdus Viscivorus, Trostel (Mistle Thrush) - Merula Stein, Amsel - Turdus leucocephalos (Thrush species) - Merula (Common Blackbird) - Passer Solitarius - Merula alba et nigra - Merula congener - Merula torquata (Ring Ouzel).
  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





2.Haliaetus, Adler, Meer Adler (White-tailed Eagle, Sea Eagle) - Aquila, Adler (Eagles species) - Pygargus, Weis geschwenzter Adler (Harrier) - Anathria seu Morphnos.

  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**crease top right corner**


 

35. Passeres Indica, Passer Indicq, Eritra Indica, Embriza alba, Embriza pratensis etc. /Whydah-Indigobird-Bunting-Emberiza several Sparrows and Buntings

  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




28. Rock Partridge-Quail-Corn Crake-Red 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




57. Jacana, Wasserhun (Jacana) - Jacamaciri (Jacamar) - Curicaca Numenius Indicus Clus Ardea Species (Buff-necked Ibis) - Jupuiuba Sjapu - Gallina Africana - Tyepiranga (Tanager species) - Sayacu - Ibiou Noitibo - Guira tangeima - Guira Guainumbi - Jaguacati (Amazon Kingfisher) - Mituporanga.

  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




61. South 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 CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge in one place




31.Chloropos Gallinula (Common Moorhen) - Fulica, Wasserhuhn (Coot) - Gallinae Aquaticae (Moorhen) - Gallina hypoleucos - Ispida, Eys Vogel (Kingfisher) - Scolopax sive Gallinago, Schnepf (Woodcock) - Erythropus - Erythra - Gallinula terrestris (Moorhen species) - Rusticula sylvatica, Walt Schnepf (Woodcock) - Scolopax Seu Gallinago minor, Har Schnepf (Snipe or Woodcock species) - Gallina Ochra - Gallina Serica - Gallina Rhodopes.
  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





47.Corvus Sylvaticus (Northern Bald Ibis, Hermit Ibis, or Waldrapp) - Catharacta (Skua) - Cepphus (Guillemot) - Phalocrocorax (Cormorant) - Mergus Glacialis, Mergus Bellony etc. (Duck species- Mergansers)



CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge


56.Dodo, Toucan, Emu, Cassowary, Great Auk, Skua

  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 : Old burn mark to the page. . . sorry Blake my error
 



42. Jynx Congener - Jynx seu Troguilla, Windhals Kriniz (Wryneck) - Certhia, Barchengel (Treecreeper)- Regulus, Zun Konig (Winter Wren) - Passerculus Troglodytes, Zun Schlupffle - Merops Congener (Bee-eater) - Merops, Imben Fras (Bee-eater) - Passer Troglodytes Armeniacus - Asylus - Hyrundo Agrestis, Spyr Schwalb - Hyrundo Riparia, Wasser Schwalb Spyr - Passer Troglodytes Bellony - Hyrundo, Haus Schwalb (Common House Martin) - Upupa, Wildhopf (Hoopoe) - Apus, Geyr Schwalb, Kirchen Schwalb (Common Swift).
  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



7. Buteo. Busant. Busahm. Massweyh (Common Buzzard) - Goyrani seu Boudree Bellony - Accipiter (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



58.Mitu Mutu (Curassow) - Mitnporango - Jacupema (Rusty-margined Guan) - Guara - Matuitui - Ibiau magni tudine noctue - Guira querea - Soco - Jacurutu (Great Horned Owl) - Guainumbi - Jamacay

  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




24.Gallopauo Mas Cum Oryza (Turkey) - Gallina Indica - Gallina Afrianae - Phasianus (Pheasant).Guinea Fowl

  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

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17.Cornix Cerula, Holz Krae - Cornix cincrea, Graw Krae - Cornix Frugitea - Pica Indica masc - Pica Indica Faemina - Pica Candata s. varia, Azel Aegerst (Magpie) - Pica glandaria garrulus heger, Herren vogel (Eurasian Jay) - Picae glandariae species alia - Pica Hagerst aglaster - Pica marina, Nebel Kraee.

  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  £40 ea inc delivery CONDITION ISSUES : clipped to almost image left edge




40.Columba Major - Avocetta Italor (Avocet) - Cygnus (Swan) - Anser ferus, Wilde Gans (Wild Goose) - Bermela Brenta (Brant or Brent Goose) - Capricalca.\

  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





5.Morphuo congener - Ossifrangus, Bien brecher (Vulture species) - Percnopteros Aquila peregrinus (Egyptian Vulture) - Heteropus Aquilae species - Avis Scytluca, Mitternachtischer Adler (Eagle species) - Chrysaetos Bellony (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









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