Garfish / Pipefish (P.6) – Antonio Lafréri


Rare copper engraved print of a Garfish and a Pipefish. The print was included in Ippolito Salviani’s “Aquatilium Animalium Historiae”, an important and classic work on mediterranean ichthyology. Hippolito Salviani (1514–1572) was an Italian physician, scholar and naturalist, who studied Medicine in Rome and developed a great interest in ichthyology and in natural history.

The title page of the work states the date 1554, but the printing wasn’t completed until 1557. The illustrations of mediterranean fish species were engraved by Antonio Lafréri.

Title: Untitled. Pl. 6.
Date: 1554 (1557)
Size: 22.0 x 32.4 cm
Verso: Blank
Condition: Good (G)
Condition notes: Minor staining. Later hand color. Tight left margin.
Publication: Salviano (Hippolyto). Aquatilium Animalium Historiae, Liber Primus, Cum Eorumdem Formis, Aere Excusis, Rome 1554.

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