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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    click here for , 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 LXXVI: lizards; Lacerta (Lizard species) - Eydexen (True lizard) - Lacerta Chalcidica flexnosa (Skink) - Lacertus Biceps - Lacerta Viridis Liguro Bononiensibus (Green lizard species) - Lacerta Viridis Cauda bifurca (Green lizard species) - Lacertae et Stelliones - Lacertus Cyprius Scincoides (Skink 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, 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

77. lizards; Teiunhana Brasiliensibus - Lacertus Tarantula quibusdam - Americima Brasiliensibq - Teiuguacu et Temapara Tupinambis - Senembi Brasiliensibus - Lacertus aquaticus, Wasser Eydex (Water Lizard) - Lacertus Viridis, Grune Eydex (Green Lizard species) - Salmandra, Molch Moll (Newt species) - Salmandra aquatica, Wasser Molch (Eastern Newt) - Salmandra alia aquatilis Minor prone - Salmandra Terrestris Veranig Maculis Luteis distincta - Salmandra Aquatica prona (Newt).

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


78. lizards; Stelliones ex Matthiolo - Stern Eydex (True lizard species) - Frembd Eydex - Scincus (Skink) - Candulus - Lacertus Indicus Cordylo Similis - Cordylus siue Urumastix (Spiny-tailed Lizard) - Chamealeon niger (Chameleon species) - Chamelon Varius (Chameleon 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, 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

Snouted Langaya

Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings



Viperine Boa

 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Crimson Sided snake

 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings





Embroidered Boa.
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antique original copper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings





Peruvian Snake
 Engraved by Heath normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antique original copper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1802. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Bull Headed Snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £10 scarce early detailed engravings marked




Coralline snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Corn Snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Lachesis
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Molurus Snake
 Engraved by Heath normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




White sided Coecilia

 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings



Amphibia Genus Boa; ;
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 ea tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
Untinted perfect £18 x 2
Untinted edge tear £10
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Amphibia Genus Coluber / Viper
;; Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 ea tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge one repaired as shown
Untinted; £18 x 3


Amphibia Genus Anguis;
; Hand coloured copper engraving depicting three types of snakes: 1. Coral ; 2. Black banded ; 3. Jamaica. Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 ea tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
Untinted perfect £18 x 2


Amphibia Genus Hydrus ;
;Hand coloured copper engraving depicting four types of snakes: 1. Colubrine; 2. Black backed ; 3. Snowted 4. Doubtful . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 x 2 Printed close to page edge
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Untinted; x 3  £18
 


Amphibia Genus Crotalus   rattlesnake
 Hand coloured copper engraving depicting two  types of rattle snake : 1. Banded  2. Striped ;  Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 a tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
Untinted  £18 x 3
Untinted  £10 edge tear

Amphibia Genus Caecilia   
Hand coloured copper engraving depicting three types of snakes : 1. White ; 2. Fulignous; 3. Eel Shaped . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 £18  tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
untinted x 2
    

Ophiology ; Crotalus horridus, banded rattle-snake ; Boa constrictor
Published by T Kelly 1823 from a cyclopedia I cannot trace untinted  £18  unmounted


Herpetology ; Land Tortoise / Flying Dragon/ Crocodile/ Aliigator
Published by T Kelly 1823 from a cyclopedia I cannot trace untinted £18  unmounted

Icthyology  Genus Apodes   
Hand coloured copper engraving depicting  types of  sea  snakes : . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
£18 untinted Printed close to page edge x 2


AMPHIBIA Genus Testudo

Denticulated Tortoise. Green Speckled T.Spotted T. Painted T. Esculent Green Turtle. Hawkbill Turtle
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  x 2



AMPHIBIA Genus Rena

Surinam Toad. Two coloured Frog. Paradoxical Frog. Tree Frog .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18   Printed close to page edge slight toning to this page x 3

AMPHIBIA Genus Lacatera Salamander. Forked Lacerta. Chameleon.Green Lacaerta. Eight Lined Lacerta .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  Printed close to page edge x3


AMPHIBIA Genus Lacatera G Draco Australian Galliwasp, Chalcides, Apodal, Flying Dragon .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18   Printed close to page edge x 3


AMPHIBIA Genus Siren  Ell Shaped, Anguina .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  x 3


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