FRISCH, Johann Leonhard.
Der XI ten Hauptart II te Abtheilung XI te Platte, Die graue Mittel Ente, Anas media cinerea, Canard morillon.
Beautiful print of the duck, the colours vibrant, the detail exquisite, from Johann Leonhard Frisch’s ‘Vorsstellung der Vogel in Deutschland’. This was the first great German colour-plate bird book. The plates feature European and exotic birds, including a number of parrots, drawn from the family collection of preserved specimens. The book was a family affair, completed after Frisch’s death by his sons and grandson.
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Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. A slight tear to the centre, expertly repaired. Size: 29 x 21 cm. (11 x 8 inches)