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Cyprinus Auratus. The Gold Fish. Plate 94. (Goldfish.)

  • ARTIST: Marcus Bloch

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

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored copper plate engraving.

    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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand coloring.