SCHLEY/PREVOST - ECREVISSES D' AMBOINE crayfish print

£85.00

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 handcoloured 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)

condition:Overall excellent, a beautiful original print in fine condition. Please examine our images carefully and contact us if you have any questions. Copy of title page included.
size:25.5 x 38 cm 10 x 15 inches
SCHLEY/PREVOST - ECREVISSES D' AMBOINE  crayfish print
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