Title page of 'Ichthyologie', 1785.
4 0 c m
 
26cm
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm

Title page of 'Ichthyologie', 1785.

Berger, Daniel

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Engraving by Daniel Berger after Rosenberg showing fishermen with their catch shown on the title page to the first part of 'Ichthyologie' by Marcus Bloch (1723-1799). Bloch's famous work on the natural history of fish, published in Berlin, 1785-1788, set out to describe and illustrate the fish of the known world. Its remarkable plates are heightened with silver and gold to imitate the sheen of fish scales. Interest in fishing as a leisure activity was growing and Bloch was helped by many individuals who sent him fish from all over the world.
 

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