2 Antique Print-SALAMANDER-ANATOMY-Perrault-Duflos-1734

Price: € 177,50

Subject: Set of 2 engravings: 'Salamandre'. (Salamander): The first plate shows a salamander in a natural landscape. The second plate shows the anatomy.
Condition: Good, given age. Both sheets dampstained in the lower margin (not affecting image), original folds, as issued. General age-related toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on hand laid paper with watermark.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 38 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 20.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 15 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 8.1 inch.
Part Number: 12684
Location: A32-40
Description: This very scarse set of 2 prints originate from: 'Memoires de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, depuis 1666 jusqu'a 1699.', published by La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1733 and 1734. This pioneering work in comparative anatomy was originally published in two folio volumes in Paris, France in 1671-76. The publication was the work of the famous Parisian anatomists led by Claude Perrault. We did not find these plates nor the complete work offered anywhere else on the web!

Artists and Engravers: Claude Perrault (1613-1688), was a French physician and architect. The superbly illustrated folding plates are engraved by Claude Duflos (French engraver, 1665-1727).