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Edited by C. Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in , is a republication of selected plates from the edition of Theatrum universale omnium Animalium published in in Amsterdam by R. Wetstenios, in two volumes. The Publishers Note is new. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it.
Dover pictorial archive series Selected plates from Theatrum universale omnium animalium, piscium, avium, quadrupedum. Includes index. Animals in art. Animals, Mythical, in art.
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Engraving17th century. Merian, Matthaeus, Jonstonus, Joannes, Theatrum universale omnium animalium, piscium, avium, quadrupedum A5A18 Manufactured in the United States by Courier Corporation www. The first edition of that work was published by the engraving firm of Merian in Frankfurt after Matthus Merian the Younger, who had inherited the business after the death of his father, Matthus Merian the Elder, in , continued publishing a variety of illustrated works until his own death in The younger Merian, born in Switzerland in , was a portrait painter, etcher, and engraver who traveled in his youth to Amsterdam, London, and Paris.
He also lived in Italy and in Nuremberg for a total of eight years before he took over the management of the workshop that in his fathers time had been renowned for producing engraved views and plans of European towns and cities.
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In addition to the first edition of Theatrum universale omnium Animalium, Merian the Younger may have been responsible for publishing the later volumes of Theatrum Europaeum. Historia Universalis. In , the Amsterdam firm of R. Wetstenios published the engraved plates of images from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium in two volumes, with Latin texts on the natural history of the animals by Heinrich Ruysch a professor of botany and medicine and John Johnston also a medical doctor , each of whom. The work was divided into six main sections, depicting fish, birds, quadrupeds, mollusks and crustaceans, terrestrial and aquatic insects, and snakes.
The authors developed their categories prior to the immense labor of classifying the known varieties of animals accomplished by the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist and medical doctor widely known by the Latinized form of his name, Carolus Linnaeus. Thus, some of the groupings differ from modern practice. Some of the creatures portrayed were drawn from life, others from specimens preserved in several collections. The actual species shown included many native to Africa, the Americas, and Asia, as well as those familiar in Europe.
Descriptions of the mythical creatures portrayed were derived from ancient and medieval accounts. These imaginary beasts include two griffins, a phoenix, a unicorn, a harpy with a masculine head, a mermaid and a merman, a hydra-headed monster, a horned rabbit, dragons, basilisks, and sea monsters.
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The Latin labels provided for the creatures depicted in the engraved plates of the edition have been preserved in this volume. To aid reference to illustrations of both real and imaginary animals, an index of common names has been provided. INDEX agouti amphibians anteater armadillo ass basilisk bat bear beaver bee beehive beetle bird of paradise birds bison boar buffalo bull butterfly camel cat chameleon cicada civet cockle cormorant cow crab crane. Read Free For 30 Days. Real and Fanciful Animals.
Flag for inappropriate content. May 09, Julia rated it did not like it Shelves: z-format-digital , mythoi-beasts. This is normally the type of books that I love upfront since they combine history and animals, which are two of the things that I enjoy the most. At the same time it allows us to get a glimpse of how the world saw the creatures that it believed it was sharing the world with while at the same time giving them such a foreign appearance that it allows one to be grateful we have such clear ways of viewing those same animals for what they are even if we are millions of miles away from actually seein This is normally the type of books that I love upfront since they combine history and animals, which are two of the things that I enjoy the most.
At the same time it allows us to get a glimpse of how the world saw the creatures that it believed it was sharing the world with while at the same time giving them such a foreign appearance that it allows one to be grateful we have such clear ways of viewing those same animals for what they are even if we are millions of miles away from actually seeing it in real person.
Unfortunately for me, though, with this particular book it did drop short. Although I know that it is trying to reproduce an older work and keep it the way it was the formatting was just wrong. The Latin writing of the name was too small for me to see in digital format while also helping in confusing readers as to what animal they are actually viewing.
And although there was an index in the back it was just basically a list of possible animals with no page or template numbers to help the reader with navigation while also being in alphabetical order, which isn't the way the book is formatted. Otherwise if you just want to enjoy the book for its art it is decent for artwork for its time but definitely otherwise not a book recommendation I would suggest.
Nice visual summary but informations are missing.
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Feb 03, Molly rated it liked it. The pictures are very interesting, but I would have appreciated more text explaining the pictures and their origins, particularly for the more fantastic animals. Sep 20, R. Danger rated it really liked it Shelves: art-and-illustrations.
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Most of the animals in here are from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium after Mostly animals we know now and some we call mythical animals. In looking at these old bestiaries we can see how far we have come in making are own bestiaries field guides and animals of the world. Consider this a visually field guide with Latin names of each animal or group of animals. In here you can find: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, sea creatures, birds, insects, spiders, and even some pictures of hiv Most of the animals in here are from Theatrum universale omnium Animalium after In here you can find: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, sea creatures, birds, insects, spiders, and even some pictures of hives.
The art work ranges from funny looking familiar animals to very good. I consider on a whole the insects, spiders, and hives to be the most accurate. Trivia About Real and Fan No trivia or quizzes yet.
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