Bloch's salmon

Bloch, M. E.

Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands. Plate XCVIII (98) Salmo SalarMas. Der Hackenlachs. Le saumon Becard.

Published 1783
Item ID 73637

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Berlin, privately published and J. Morino, 1783. Oblong folio (24.4 x 40.0 cm). Printed engraving with fine, original hand-colouring.

An excellent and rare plate, of a salmon, from one of the most important 18th century books on fishes. Bloch, a German doctor and naturalist, is considered to be one the most important ichthyologist of the 18th-century and his collection of roughly 1500 specimens are preserved in Humboldt University's Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. All of the prints are beautifully coloured, with a fine glazing that cannot be reproduced in modern prints. This plate from the 8vo-edition with a weak vertical fold, as usual. Left edge a bit rough, otherwise a very good, clean copy. No dents or tears present. Once framed, will look amazing. Dean I, p. 139; Nissen Schöne Fischbücher, 22.

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