A painter whose father was once an engraver and writer of an identical identify, Matthäus Merian (1621–1687) released this extraordinary workforce of surprising and hugely innovative animal illustrations. This copyright-free assortment incorporates a huge and interesting number of engravings that illustrate medical specimens and mythical creatures ― all meticulously reproduced from an incredibly infrequent eighteenth-century edition.
Carefully prepared into six significant divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), nearly 1,300 copyright-free photos contain real looking and fanciful portrayals of a assorted array of genuine animals, as well as such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and different legendary beasts. picking captions in Latin accompany a few of the illustrations.
Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will discover a host of makes use of for those lovingly distinctive engravings: as ebook and journal illustrations and as attention-getting portraits excellent for reinforcing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any variety of different print initiatives. artwork fans and antiquarians ― somebody with an curiosity within the artwork and ideas of an prior period ― will get pleasure from looking via those fabulous old photos.
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Wetstenios, in volumes. The Publisher’s observe is new. DOVER Pictorial Archive sequence This publication belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive sequence. you'll use the designs and illustrations for pics and crafts purposes, unfastened and with out exact permission, only if you contain not more than ten within the related ebook or undertaking. (For permission for added use, please write to Permissions division, Dover guides, Inc. , 31 East second highway, Mineola, manhattan 11501. ) in spite of the fact that, republication or replica of any representation through the other photo provider, even if or not it's in a publication or in the other layout source, is exactly prohibited. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts 1300 actual and fanciful animals: from seventeenth-century engravings / Matthäus Merian the more youthful. p. cm. —(Dover pictorial archive sequence) chosen plates from Theatrum universale omnium animalium, piscium, avium, quadrupedum . . . written through John Johnston and Heinrich Ruysch and released in 1718 in Amsterdam by means of R. & G. Wetstenios. contains index. 9780486132761 ISBN-10: 0-486-40237-1 (pbk. ) 1. Animals in paintings. 2. Animals, legendary, in artwork. three. Engraving—17th century. I. Merian, Matthaeus, 1621—1687. II. Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603—1675. Theatrum universale omnium animalium, piscium, avium, quadrupedum ... III. sequence. NE962. A5A18 1998 769’. 432’09032—dc21 98-16166 CIP synthetic within the usa by way of Courier company 40237106 www. doverpublications. com desk of Contents DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE sequence name web page Copyright web page PUBLISHER’S be aware Quadrupeds Snakes Mollusks and Crustaceans Fish Birds bugs INDEX PUBLISHER’S observe 1300 genuine and Fanciful Animals encompasses a different choice of plates from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium. the 1st version of that paintings used to be released via the engraving company of Merian in Frankfurt after 1650. Matthäus Merian the more youthful, who had inherited the company after the demise of his father, Matthäus Merian the Elder, in 1650, persisted publishing various illustrated works until eventually his personal demise in 1687. the more youthful Merian, born in Switzerland in 1621, was once a portrait painter, etcher, and engraver who traveled in his formative years to Amsterdam, London, and Paris. He additionally lived in Italy and in Nuremberg for a complete of 8 years sooner than he took over the administration of the workshop that during his father’s time have been well known for generating engraved perspectives and plans of ecu cities and towns. as well as the 1st variation of Theatrum universale omnium Animalium, Merian the more youthful can have been liable for publishing the later volumes of Theatrum Europaeum . . . Historia Universalis. In 1718, the Amsterdam company of R. & G. Wetstenios released the 260 engraved plates of pictures from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium in volumes, with Latin texts at the common heritage of the animals through Heinrich Ruysch (a professor of botany and drugs) and John Johnston (also a clinical doctor), each one of whom had huge collections of specimens. The paintings was once divided into six major sections, depicting fish, birds, quadrupeds, mollusks and crustaceans, terrestrial and aquatic bugs, and snakes.