THE TUNNY OR BLUEFIN TUNA print
These original and very beautiful portfolio chromolithographs are from the fourth volume of Lev Semyonovich Berg’s study of the Fishes of Russia published in 1949. It is thought to be the only significant fish atlas ever produced in the Soviet Union.
Berg (1876 – 1950) a distinguished geographer and ichthyologist, was highly commended for this rare work which represents the economic freshwater, game and sea fishes of the former USSR. Each exquisite print, after fine watercolours by a number of artists, contains the names of the fish in Russian and Latin.