06-01-2013 06-01-2013
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June 1, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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Jonstonus, Joannes (1603-1675) Historiae Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis [and] De Insectis, De Serpentibus, et Draconibus

$2,460$2,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Jonstonus, Joannes (1603-1675) Historiae Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis [and] De Insectis, De Serpentibus, et Draconibus. Amsterdam: Johannes Jacob, son of Schipper, 1657.
Folio, illustrated with two engraved titles; forty-eight full-paged plates of fish and cetaceans; twenty full-paged plates of crustaceans, squids, octopi, jellies, sea stars, mollusks, bivalves, and other assorted ocean life; twenty-eight full-paged engravings of insects, arachnids, and other similar creatures; and twelve plates of snakes and dragons; contemporary calf, joints cracked, old end cap and corner repairs, dusty and dry, contents with the occasional ink spot, toning, 14 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.
This volume represents half of Jonstonus's work, which should also include a volume on quadrupeds, and another on birds.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

*4, A-V4; a-f4, g6; *4, A-S4, T2; A-E4.


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Keywords

Amsterdam, Johannes Jacob, Schipper