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Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew, 1593-1650

[Cameleons]

Teiunbana Basiliensibus. Americima Basiliensiba. Lacertus Tarantula quibusdam. Teiguacu et Temapara Tupinambis. Senembi Brasiliensibus. Lacertus Viridis. Grune Eydex. Lacertus Aquaticus. Wasser Eydex. Salmandra Aquetica. Wassermolch. Salmandra Aquaticus. Wasser Eydex. Salmandra. Molch Moll. Salmand: Terrestris Veranigra: Maculis Luteis distincta. Salmandra alia aquatilis Minor prone. Salmandra aquatica prona. Salmandra Aquatica.

Published: Natural History of Quadrupeds. 1755

Stock code: 57078

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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