1560 Gesner early fish illustration crop

1560 Gesner early fish illustration crop

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Woodcut with old colouring. Conrad Gesner "Icones Animalium" publ. Christof Froschover, Zurich, 1560. In marked contrast to his exotica which were often fancifully drawn Gesner's woodcuts of fish were often accurate and life-like.

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Keywords: 16th century, animalium, animals, bestiary, colour, conrad, early, fish, folklore, gesner, gessner, historiae, icones, illustration, middle ages, natural history, woodcut

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