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Cyprinus Cultratus. The Knife Carp. Pl. 37. (Carp)

  • ARTIST: Marcus Bloch

  • PUBLISHER: Published by the author in Paris and Berlin.

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored copper plate engravings.

    DATE: 1785-97.

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size, 10 1/4 x 16 5/8" (260 x 424 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine engraving from Marcus Elieser Bloch's "Ichthyologie ou Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Poissons." This publication is regarded as one of the most beautiful 18th century books on the subject of fish ever published. When complete, this publication contained over 200 plates, each engraved on copper and then colored by hand.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Framed in a 3/4" beaded moulding finished in antiqued gold metal leaf over gesso. Fit with 100% rag stock matting and backing with ultra-violet plexiglass.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand coloring.

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