A very rare folio sized hand-colored copper plate engraving Crabs and Lobsters Circa 1782 and 1796


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A very rare, folio sized, hand-colored copper plate engraving. published as part of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst series, Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse’ (An attempt at The Natural History of Crabs and Lobsters).
Issued in a series of installments, between cir. 1782 and 1796. These images are considered some of the most spectacular works ever made on crustaceans and possibly the first comprehensive work on the subject.
Guaranteed to be authentic and over two hundred and twenty years old.

over all size is 53.8cm by 36.4cm

Verso is Blank.

Condition : In a wonderful condition but please do examine the print as it's been said that beauty is an eye of beholder.

Rarity : Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.

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