Merian & Jonston 1650-7 Fish .

 

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. However, the most conspicuous artist of the lineage was Matthaeus Merian junior, to whom Jonston’s most famous copper engravings have been attributed. More than one plate of this encyclopaedia has the legend Matthaeus Merian Junior Fecit (see, for instance, the illustration of the lion in De Quadrupedibus). 

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 **




Tab XXXVIII: fish species; 1. Bagre - 2. Alia Bagre - 3. Bagre - 4. Bagre - 5. Bagre - 6. Aicreba - 7. Iabebirete. (Catfish and Ray species).

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Tab XXII: fish species; 1. Corax seu Coruns Meer Rapp - 2. Miluus alius Fligender. Rolfisch - 3. Miluus Fliegender Fisch (Flying fish) - 4. Miluus Schwalb fisch (Flying fish) - 5. Miluus alatus. gefligetter fisch - 6. Boops. Glatter Houtink (Boops species) - 7. Passer Blatteis. Meer butt - 8. Passer alias Meer Butten ander. geschlecht (Flounder, flatfish species) - 9. Paser. Blatteslein geschlecht - 10. Rhombus. Plateys. oder Meer butt (Flounder) - 11. Rombus alius - 12. Rhombus. aculeatus. Platteis. dornbutte (Flatfish, flounder)- 13. Rhombus Loenis Uerus. glat butt (Flatfish, flounder). copies

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Tab XV: fish species; 1. Alphestes Cinaedus. Steinfisch (Sea bass species) - 2. Cinaedus Alphestes - 3. Cinaedus alis - 4. Coracinus. Meer Rapp See rapp - 5. Coracinus niger. Schwarzer Meer Rapp - 6. Coracinus. minor - 7. Ammocatus Exocaetus. Sandaal Ammodites - 8. Adonis Exocaetus Bellony alaudus adnumerandus - 9. Umbra. Meer Schatten (Mudminnow) - 10. Glaucus. Meer Bleuling - 11. Gobius maior. gesn. Paganellus. Grosser Meer Gropp - 12. Gobius minor. Kleiner Meer gropp (Goby) - 13. Acus. Hornfisch Meernadel (Sea needle) - 14. Acus. alia Species. ein Ander Hornfisch Meer Nadel (Sea needle) - 15. Acus minor. Kleiner Horenfisch - 16. Acus. mator Meer Nadel der grossen (Sea needle) - Acus alia. Meer Nadel ein ander art (Sea needle). copies

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Tab XXX: fish species; 1. Umbla maior. Grose Rotelin - 2. Umbla min. Rotelin. pitzling - 3. Trutta Lacustris, Trutta Salmonata. Grund fohrin Seefohrin (Salmon / Trout) - 4. Lavarctus Albula Adel. fisch - 5. Albula Carulen Lacustris Betzola. Blauling. Bratfisch - 6. Albula. Lacustris. Gang fisch (Bonefish) - 7. Alb, minima. hegling (Bonefish) - 8. Albula Parva. Albelen weis gangfisch (Bonefish) - 9. Alburnus Albus Salviani Weis. fisch (Bleak) - 10. SQualus. Ein Art hering (Herring species) - 11. Farra albula lacustris species - 12. Farra. Alius. generis - 13. Carpio Benaci. See. fohrin - 14. Clavatus. cuprutus Piga Dorrissrachsmen - 15. Schillus Schiell. Nagmul - 16. Agonus. Welsche Agunen - 17. Chalisi altera Rondeletii. Ein Heringart in Siessen Seen.

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Tab XXIX: fish species; 1. Lucius Hecht (Pike) - 2. Carpio Spiegel Karpf (Mirror Carp) - 3. Cyprinus Karpf (Carp) - 4. Cyprinus Karpf (Carp) - 5. Cyprinus latus (Carp) - 6. Cyprinus Karpf (Carp) - 7. Tinca Schleye - 8. Perca Bersich (Perch) - 9. Perca alia. Bersich ander art (Perch) - 10. Lota Gallorum (Burbot) - 11. Cottus gesn. gobio Capitatus Grobbe (Sculpin) - 12. Fundulus Grundel - 13. Alburnus Blieck - 14. Einart Hausen - 15. Salar Salmo parvulus Salmling (Salmon).

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Tab XIII: fish; 1. Iunipus Angloru - 2. Piscis Hoger Gibbosus Lump - Scarus omas. Meer Brachsmen (Sea bream species) - 4. Scarus Varius 5. Turdus. Kramet fisch 6. Turdus Meer Pfaw 7 - 11. Turdus 12. Pavo. Meer Pfaw - 13. Attagenus Lepras. Roter Kramet fisch - 14. Attagenus alius. copies

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Tab XXV : fish species; Huso, Hausen (Sturgeon) - Huso seu Antacoeus Stellaris (Sturgeon) - Ostracion prior aldron, Schalfisch (Boxfish) - Orbis Scutatus Rondel, Schnottolff (Lumpsucker species) - Holosteun Bell Ostracion etc.

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Tab XXVII : fish species; Araneus - Pecten - Alosa Clupea (Shad or River Herring species) - Phoxinus Squamosus (Minnow species) - Blicca (White Bream) - Cyprinus (Carp species) etc.

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Tab III: Tuna fish; 1. Reversus Inditus squamosus. Iagfisch 2. Thunnus thun. Thunnon 3. Pelamis Caerulea. Thunn fisch. 4. Crcynius. Wald hunn. 5. Pompilos. Ein Leit Fisch (Pilot fish) 6. Amia. Streit thunn.

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Tab XXIII: fish species; 1. Salmo. Salm. Lachs (Salmon) - 2. Salmo. alius Salms. Ein ander geschlecht (Salmon) - 3. Lupus. Meer Wolff (Seawolf) - 4. Mugil Meeralet (Mullet) - 5. Mugilis. Species alia (Mullet) - 6. Capito Anadromus. Elbnasen Meernasen - 7. Caper. capri-Scus Sawfisch - 8. Acipenser. i. Stoer. Sturio (Sturgeon species) - 9. Stoer. Acipenser seu Sturio (Sturgeon) - 10. Acipenser. seu sturio (Sturgeon) - 11. Acipenser Zeelandicus (Sturgeon).

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46.Albula Nobilis, Albula, Asellus Virenscens, - Varius, Catapharctus,Mustela marina

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 Tab I Asellus alter sive Merlucius. etc

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Tab IX : fish species; Mola (Ocean Sunfish or Mola) - Torpedo, zitterfisch (Torpedo Fish species) - Angel Fisch (Angelshark) etc.

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Tab XVIII Flying Fish, Dentex, Barracuda

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Tab XXXIX: fish species; 1. Guarapucu - 2. Guacucuia (Longnose Batfish) - 3. Guamaiacu Atinga - 4. Piraaca - 5. Cucuri - 6. Narinari (Ray species) - 7. Tiburunis - 8. Iperuquiba et Piraquiba.

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Tab XXIIII: fish species; 1. Galeus Rhudius. ein art der Stor (Sturgeon species) - 2. Cataphrachtus. Gabler - 3. Eperlanus. Schmelt. Rolelein (Smelt) - 4. Lyra. Redfisch - 5. Lampreta. seu Lampetra Lampret. nein aug (Lamprey) - 6. Lampreta alia (Lamprey) - 7. Anguilla.Aal (Eel) - 8. Anguilla Alia (Eel) - 9. Meer Taube, Meer Flasch, Kugel Fisch (Balloonfish, blowfish, pufferfish) - 10. Gestachelt Meer Taube. Orbis eckhinats (Ballonfish, blowfish) - 11. Orbis Stellatus Slernflasch - 12. Species alia Orbis. Schnattfisch (Pufferfish) - 13.Orbib annumerandus. piscis Orbis britannicus. Schnottolff (Lumpsucker) - 14. Orbib annumerandus piscis. Seehas.

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Tab XX: fish species; 2. Sarda Flandrica maior. Seethon Sardthun (Sardine) - 1. Sarda. Sardthun (Sardine) - 3. Sarda. Flandrica minor (sardine) - 4. Maria Meer Scheisser - 6. Smaris alia ein ander Bizling - 5. Smaris Meer Beiser Bizling - 7. Smaris peregrina (Picarel) - 8. Boops Houtink (Bogue) - 9. Boops peregrina. frembder Houteng - 10. Solea. Pechen salu. Moersol Meerzung - 11. Solea. Oculata. Augsolen (Sole, flatfish) - 12. Solea lingulata. Mere Zunglein. (Sole, flatfish) - 13. Solea alia (Sole) - 14. Citharus. Meer Harpf (Flounder) - 15. Citharus flavus. sive Asper Rauche. Meerharpf (Flounder) - 16. Rhomboides. Winckelbutt (Flounder).

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Tab XIIII : fish species; Perca (Perch species) - Hepatus, Leber Brasmen - Melanurus, Brand Brasmen - Channe Hiatula - Fuca Pfycis etc.

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 Tab VIII : various sharks; Galeus Stellaris (Nursehound) - Galeus Asterias (Starry Smooth-hound) - Mustelus species (Houndshark species) - Canicula (Spotted Catshark).

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Tab XXVIII: fish species; 1. Phoxinus. Waislein Bambelin - 2. Phoxinus Elriz (Minnow) - 3. Phoxing Lavis. Mylling Erling (Minnow) - 4. Attillus Padi. Ein art Stoer (Sturgeon species) - 5. Antacaus Steilatus. Geshinter Stoer oder hausen (Sturgeon) - 6. Mustala. Triische. Mustela. fluniatilis. flus. Triische - 7. Mustela barbata - 8. Mustela fossilis - 9. Mustela alia. Tirusche - 10. Lambreta Neinaug (Lamprey) - 11. Lambrete Lambri. Prick (Lamprey) - 12. Salmerinus. Salmling (Salmon) - 13. Perca. Perch (Perch) - 14. Epelanus. Rottelein - 15. Perca. Persch (Perch) - 16. Schrollus. Schrollen - 17. Stichling (Stickleback) - 18. Pungitius Stichling (Stickleback).

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Tab XVII: fish species; 1. Faber, Meer Schmidt - 2. Faber marinus Meer Schmid - 3. Alauda. Meer Lerch - 4. Pholis. alaudoe species chleim Lerch - 5. Mullus Minor Kleiner Rotbart (Goatfish species) - 6. Mullus maior. groser Rotbart (Goatfish species) - 7. Liparis Schmalz fisch (Snailfish) - 8. Hyrundo. Meer Schwalb (Flying fish) - 9. Hyrundo alia (Flying fish) - 10. Cuculus Redfisch Meer lyren (Red gurnard) - 11. Cuculus Redfisc - 12. Miluus Meer way - 13. Phagrus. Rote Meer Brafmen (Red porgy) - 14. Chromis Kesten Brasmen (Chromis) - 15. Atherina Kleiner Hering art (Herring).

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XXXII: fish species; 1. Taiasica - 2. Paru - 3. Guaperua - 4. Pudiano Vermelli - 5. Pudiano Verde - 6. Iuurucapeba itaiara - 7. Iaguaraca - 8. Carauna - 9. Guatuoupa iuba - 10. Tamoata - 11. Acara Pinima - 12. Pieapixauga.

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Tab XVI : various fish species; Anthias Rondeleti, Rond Kopff - Anthias Prior - Anthias secundus - Anthias Quartus, Meer Trostel - Anthias Conger. copies

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Tab XXVI: fish species; 1. Trutta. Fario Fordle Fore (Trout) - 2. Trutta Rot Forel (Trout) - 3. Aesch Thymallus (Grayling) - 4. Thymallus Aech (Grayling) - 5. Aesch Umbra - 6. Barba Barem (Barbel) - 7. Capita Alat - 8. Capito fhun atibs. rapax Ientling. Raubata - 9. Orsus. Rutilus. S. Rubellus. Uiss - 10. Leuciscus Rotauglen (Dace) - 11. Leuciscus Condel. Rotauglin. luun Schwaal - 12. Leuciscus. Bliecke. laugeler - 13. Oxyrichhus. Sphyraena Hautin Spitznass - 14. Corvus Niloticus - 15. Nasus Nase - 16. Gobio fliunatilis. Kresling. Bachkress - 17. Gobio Krasen - 18. Asper Pisciculus - 19. Asper Danubtanus Zindel - 20. Cobitos Grun Sein Beisser - 21. Cobilos aculeatus. Schmerlein dorn grundelen (Goby species) - 22. Cobitus Barbatx (Spined loach) - 23. Gobitus Stein bisser (Loach species).

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Tab XXXI: fish species; 1. Porcus Supinus Salviani - 2. Gobius Bottatriae (Goby species) - 4. Alburnus Salu - 5. Mesora uel Blennus Salu - 6. Thymus Salu - 7. Cyprinus Salu (Cyprinus, Carp species) - 8. Obis - 9. Salar et Varais - 10. Rubellius Salu - 11. Barbus Salu (Barbel) - 12. Salmo Salu (Salmon).

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Tab XXVI: fish species; 1. Trutta. Fario Fordle Fore (Trout) - 2. Trutta Rot Forel (Trout) - 3. Aesch Thymallus (Grayling) - 4. Thymallus Aech (Grayling) - 5. Aesch Umbra - 6. Barba Barem (Barbel) - 7. Capita Alat - 8. Capito fhun atibs. rapax Ientling. Raubata - 9. Orsus. Rutilus. S. Rubellus. Uiss - 10. Leuciscus Rotauglen (Dace) - 11. Leuciscus Condel. Rotauglin. luun Schwaal - 12. Leuciscus. Bliecke. laugeler - 13. Oxyrichhus. Sphyraena Hautin Spitznass - 14. Corvus Niloticus - 15. Nasus Nase - 16. Gobio fliunatilis. Kresling. Bachkress - 17. Gobio Krasen - 18. Asper Pisciculus - 19. Asper Danubtanus Zindel - 20. Cobitos Grun Sein Beisser - 21. Cobilos aculeatus. Schmerlein dorn grundelen (Goby species) - 22. Cobitus Barbatx (Spined loach) - 23. Gobitus Stein bisser (Loach species).

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Tab XIX: fish species; 1. Sargus. Geis Brasmen (Sea bream)- 2. Aurata. Gold Brasmen (Gilt-head sea bream) - 3. Mormiirus. Marind Brasmen (Sea bream) - 4. Iulia. Salu. Doncella - 5. Cantharus. Braun Meer Brasmen (Sea bream) - 6. Salpa. Goldstein (Sea bream) - 7. Stromateus. Teppicher - 8. Fratola. Meer Teppich - 9. Scorpius Maior. Meer schorp (Scorpion fish) - 10. Scorpius Minor - 11. Blennus. Meer Gropp - 12. Aphia Phalerica. Schmelpling. - 13. Apua Vera. Spirling (European Smelt) - 14. Membras. Kleiner Haring (Herring) - 15. Aphua Cobites. Cepola. Blennus Bellon. Meer Gropp - 16. Meer Seilen Meer Grundel (Goby species) - Hephetus. Meer Binbele - Encrasicholus. Meer Sall - Atherina. Kleiner Herinng (Herring). copies


  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, Libri V, 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 and altered the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer .   £48 ea inc delivery



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