Sailing ship and fishing boats, 1783.

Berger, Daniel

Sailing ship and fishing boats, 1783.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Engraving by Daniel Berger after J C W Rosenberg from 'Ichthyologie', (Berlin, 1785-1788), a work on the natural history of fish, by Marcus Bloch (1723-1799). In the foreground are fish and items of fishing equipment, and in the background several small boats can be seen catching large fish. Bloch's famous work set out to describe and illustrate the fish of the then 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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