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Bloch Fish Holocentre of Surinam, Holocentrus Surinamensis print

Bloch Fish Holocentre of Surinam, Holocentrus Surinamensis print

by Bloch, Marcus

Small brightly coloured Bloch fish print, Holocentre of Surinam, Holocentrus Surinamensis, one of four Heritage Editions little fish prints.

Reproduction of a very pretty fish, printed from an original hand-coloured copperplate engravings drawn and engraved by J.F. Hennig for “ for “Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische” (General Natural History of Fish) published in Berlin between 1785 and 1797 by German ichthyologist and physician, Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-1799). Considered to be one of the finest publications ever published on fish, the detail on the original engravings was quite remarkable, with some scales highlighted in gold and silver leaf.

Size of print is 6 x 10 inches or 15 x 25cm



 

Stock Number: HE89Price: $11.00

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