1300 Real and Fanciful Animals from Seventeenth-Century Engravings (Dover Pictorial Archive)

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals from Seventeenth-Century Engravings (Dover Pictorial Archive)


A painter whose father was once an engraver and writer of an identical identify, Matthäus Merian (1621–1687) released this extraordinary workforce of surprising and hugely ingenious animal illustrations. This copyright-free assortment contains a huge and engaging number of engravings that illustrate clinical specimens and mythical creatures ― all meticulously reproduced from an exceptionally infrequent eighteenth-century edition.
Carefully prepared into six significant divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), nearly 1,300 copyright-free photographs contain life like and fanciful portrayals of a diverse array of genuine animals, as well as such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and different legendary beasts. making a choice on captions in Latin accompany some of the illustrations.
Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will discover a host of makes use of for those lovingly special engravings: as ebook and journal illustrations and as attention-getting portraits perfect for boosting flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any variety of different print initiatives. artwork enthusiasts and antiquarians ― somebody with an curiosity within the artwork and ideas of an previous period ― will take pleasure in shopping via those remarkable old photos.

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