DER SCHWARTZ-SPECHT, PICUS NIGER, LE PIC NOIR. [BLACK WOODPECKER - DRYOCOPUS MARTIUS].

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Johann Frisch

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Der Schwartz-Specht, Picus niger, Le pic noir. [Black Woodpecker - Dryocopus martius].

Engraving, handcolored, 1733-63.
Paper size 14 1/2 x 9 1/4" (37.1 x 23.4 cm).
Good to fair condition. Printing smudges - mostly in margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96885
Price: $325.00
Publisher :
From "Vorstellung der Vogel in Deutschland und Beylauffig Auch Einiger Fremden, Mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben… ." Johann Leonhard Frisch (1666-1743) - German naturalist and philologist. This monumental work, made and published over a period of thirty years, became a family project. His sons Ferdinand Helfreich (1707-1758) and Philipp Jakob were responsible for drawing and engraving the plates, his youngest son Just Leopold Frisch (1714-1789) succeeded his father in writing the text, and later on, also in publishing the work. Published in Berlin. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Birds , Johann Frisch

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