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Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew, 1593-1650

LXXVI. Lacerta-. Eydexen. Lacerta Chalcidica slexnosa. Lacerta. Lacerta Biceps. Lacertus Biceps. Lacerta Viridis Liguro Bononiensibus. Lacerta Viridis Cauda bisurca. Lacertus Viridis exiccatus Cauda bisida. Lacertae et Stelliones. Lacertus Cyprius Scincoides.

Published: Theatrum Universale Omnium Animalium Quadrupedum. 1755

Stock code: 57077

Price: £55

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Crisp engraving showing cameleons and a crocodile by the acclaimed Swiss engraver, Matthew Merian. Born in Basel, Merian spent most of his life in Frankfurt where he met and married Theodore de Bry’s daughter. In 1623 he took over the publishing house of his father-in-law.

Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 17.5 x 29 cm. (7 x 11 inches)

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