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Johann L. Frisch "Pheasant Duck" Pl. 160 1743
From the "Vorstellung der Vogel Deutschlandes und Beylaufig auch Eininger," Die Fasan Ente (The Pheasant Duck), Anas Caudata, Canard Faisan

This is considered to be the first great German color plate bird book. It was published by Johann Leonhard Frisch (1666-1743) who was a theologian, naturalist and philologist.

This monumental work on German Birds contains a total of 255 hand-colored copperplate engravings (altogether 307 figures). The work was started by J.L Frisch but it ultimately became a family project: Frisch’s sons Ferdinand Helfreich and Philipp Jakob were responsible for drawing and engraving the plates and following the elder Frisch’s death, his grandson Just Leopold Frisch composed the text for the work.

Small folio, 14 1/8" x 9" overall measurement, exquisitely detailed and hand-colored copperplate engraving, minor soiling and spotting otherwise excellent condition, Berlin, 1733-1763. VERY RARE. References: Anker 155; Fine Bird Books 76; Nissen IVB, 339. *Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.

Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.


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