Date of Printing: 1825 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Fishes • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: • Plate Size HxWxD cm: N/A • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 12.8 x 20 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Very Good, slight foxing and toning in margins • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar 1, silver salmon, Salmo schiefermuelleri (extinct) 2, and sea trout, Salmo trutta 3. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean-Gabriel Pretre from "Bernard Germain de Lacepede's Natural History of Oviparous Quadrupeds, Snakes, Fish and Cetaceans", Eymery, Paris, 1825. Etched by Plée Sr.
This print has added highlights in silver, painstakenly painted by the artist. The photos do not do this justice, as they shimmer with the light.
Condition: Very good, some slight foxing a toning.