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Description: These two large and highly detailed engravings come from the 1758 publication, Historia Naturalis Ranarum Nostratium, or, The Natural History of Frogs, by Johann Joseph Fleischmann. The illustrator, Roesel von Rosenhof, meticulously depicts a group of frogs, two of which seem to be leaping out of a specimen jar. This is labelled in the plate: “Tab. IX” and is signed in the plate: “A. J. Rösel.” These engravings are attached and are both labelled “Tab. IX” and both show the same image, though one is richly hand-colored and the other is labeled with the key that corresponds to the original text. Platemark: 14 5/8″ x 10″ on a 19″ x 13″ sheet of paper.

August Johann Röesel von Rosenhof (1705-1759) was a German artist, naturalist, and entomologist best known for his incredibly accurate illustrations of insects.

Item #PR00545

Condition: A few spots, some light offsetting from being bound with the text, otherwise in very good, quite striking condition.