Wrasses – Labrus. I. Labrus radiatus. / II. Labrus lunulatus. Both of the two iridescent subspecies of different size in colour-rich drawing on dominating green. Each with 4 small details. Colored stipple by August Friedrich Schmidt (I or II), Berlin, after Finzi and A. Müller. (1828/29.) Inscribed: Finzi A Müller pinxerunt. / Schmidt aeri incidit, otherwise as above. 13½ × 9⅞ in (34.2 × 25.1 cm).

Wrasses - Labrus

ZOOLOGICA I PISCES VIII. – From Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg’s ( “belongs to the most important naturalists of the century”, ADB ) Symbolæ physicæ devoted North Africa + West Asia. – Typographic watermark (H. Oeser) in Basle. – On wove paper uncut on 3 sides. – Impeccably fresh. – Fine, decorative.

Offer no. 12,268 / EUR  174. (c. US$ 210.) + shipping

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