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Die Kreutz-Ente. Anas crucifer. Canard Dune croix noire. Plate 172.

  • ARTIST: Johann Frisch

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1733-63.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4" (24.5 x 36.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save a repaired tear in the upper left margin. Original color.