SCHLEY/PREVOST - ECREVISSES D' AMBOINE crayfish print 1763
These highly decorative and very beautiful copper plate engravings of crustacea by Jacob Van der Schley (Amsterdam, 1715 – 1779), are from the rare and most desired volume of Abbé Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles “Histoire Générale Des Voyages," published in 1763.
Originally printed in b/w, these exceptionally fine professionally hand coloured plates, illustrate the different species that inhabit the waters of Indonesia.
(Ref. Pietsch, Cuvier - Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology 1995, Pietsch, Louis Reynard’s Natural History of the Rarest Curiosities of the Seas of the Indies, 1995)