Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726

Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726
This beautiful, rare, and very striking copperplate engraving by Otto Elliger Junior of tropical fish is from François Valentijn’s. (“Old and New East-India”) published in Amsterdam between. Valentijn was greatly influenced by the exotic fish illustrations in Louis Renard’s famous 1718 book, “Poissons, écrevisses et crabes, ” (Fishes, Crayfish, and Crabs), which have a strong similarity to those illustrated here, in terms of placing, colour and design. Wrote to Renard about the fishes of Ambon. I can assure you in all truthfulness that in the Province of Ambon and the adjacent Islands there are a quantity of fish of such beautiful and diverse colours that one can be stunned. Pietsch, Louis Reynard’s Natural History of the Rarest Curiosities of the Seas of the Indies, 1995; Pietsch, Cuvier – Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology 1995. (watermarks are not on the original prints). Y ou can be sure of owning an original print that is beautifully produced and is also a good investment. With our extensive knowledge and meticulous research their authenticity is guaranteed. We do not sell reproductions of any kind. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “rarefishprints” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Medium
  • Region of Origin: Asia/India
  • Handmade: No
  • Artist: Otto (Ottomar) Elliger Junior – engraver
  • Production Technique: COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Item Height: 13 inches 33 cm approx.
  • Item Width: 8 inches 20 cm approx.
  • Material: Watermarked chain-lined laid paper
  • Theme: Art
  • Time Period Produced: 1700-1749
  • Type: ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING
  • Title: TROPICAL FISHES
  • Features: BEAUTIFUL HAND COLOURING
  • Image Orientation: Portrait
  • Subject: TROPICAL FRESHWATER FISH
  • Signed: No
  • Personalise: No
  • Signed By: Otto Elliger Junior – bottom of plate
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Year of Production: 1726
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Originality: Original
  • Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
  • Colour: Very fine professional hand colouring
  • Listed By: rarefishprints.com

Tropical Fishes Copperplate Engraving By François Valentijn Rare Original 1726