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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Copperplate engraving, Creation of the birds, fishes and large marine life (Genesis 1. Day 5) under the Hebrew divine word of God. M. de Vos (inv) and C.J. Visscher ( exc ) from the (very rare) Bible 'Theatrum Biblicum Hoc est historiae Sacrae -veteris et novi testamenti tabulis aeneis expressae", published by Nicolaum Johannis Piscatorum ( N.J. Visscher). This copper engraving was printed in 1674. The Association of Birds and Fishes is common in Biblical Hebrew and Pre-biblical texts - it has been suggested because flocks of birds were often seen near water or that birds were from "the heavenly ocean". This grouping therefore includes fishes, birds, sea mammals (seals, otters, whales) and reptiles (turtle foreground).
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