Betruch, Friedrich Justin (1747-1822), publisher: Scale Fish, Cod

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Date of Printing: 1799 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Fishes • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 23.5 x 19 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 23.5 x 19 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, minor rippling in paper • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper, Watermarked • Framed: Print only

Original engraving from Betruch's "Bilderbuch für Kinder: enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Früchten, Mineralien ... alle nach den besten Originalen gewählt, gestochen und mit einer ... den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet". The print also comes with its associated text page.

Between 1790 and 1830 Betruch printed the Bilderbuch für Kinder appeared in 12 volumes. An educational work, it appeared in monthly instalments and aimed to "spread the knowledge of the epochs out before children" with 1185 pages and 6000 illustrations.

Condition: Excellent, slight paper ripple across print. Please see photos.