515 Park Drive Kenilworth, IL 60043 , United States Call Seller 847.256.1791


The Triangular Trunk Fish by Sir Charles Linnaeus & Ebenezer Sibley (1806)

$ 580
  • Description
    This scarce first edition hand colored engraving is from Sir Charles Linnaeus & Ebenezer Sibley's "A Genuine and Universal System of Natural-History" or the "Magazine of Natural History." The work was printed in London between 1794 and 1810. Carl Linnaeus (also known as Carl von Linné) was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalized binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy."

    The engraving is by J. Pass after Marcus Eliezer Bloch (1723-1799) a famous German medical doctor, naturalist and ichthyologist. His richly illustrated primary work, "Allgemeine Natur-geschichte der Fische (The General Natural History of Fish)" also known according to the short form of its French title as "Ichthyologie," is generally considered one of the most beautiful books on fishes ever published.

    Signed in the engraving: M.E Bloch del. (lower left) J. Pass sculp. (lower right) Published March 29 1806 (bottom center)

    England, 1806.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Paper, Hand Colored Engraving
    Condition: Good. The work is in good to very good condition overall and the color has remained rich and vibrant.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 8929
    Incollect Reference #: 681896
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.5 in; H. 13.5 in; D. 0.75 in;
    W. 41.91 cm; H. 34.29 cm; D. 1.91 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1972 by Michael Corbett, the Federalist Antiques has been an invaluable design resource focused on the finest 18th and 19th Century American furniture, as well as works of art and period decorative objects. Located in Kenilworth, Illinois, on Chicago’s North Shore, for the last 50 years the Federalist Antiques has provided exceptional material for discerning private collectors, decorators, museums, and national cultural institutions

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