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Lot 1162: ENTOMOLOGY -- GOEDAERT, J. Metamorphosis naturalis, ofte historische beschr
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
ENTOMOLOGY -- GOEDAERT, J. Metamorphosis naturalis, ofte historische beschryvinghe van den Oirspronk, aerd, eygenschappen ende vreemde veranderingen der wormen, rupsen, maeden, vliegen, (…). Middelburgh, J. Fierens, (1662-67). 2 (of 3) vols. W. 1 (of 2). engr. cold. front., engr. cold. portr., 63 cold. engr. plates to vol. 1 & 42 plates to vol. 2. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Slightly browned/foxed in places). Johannes Goedaert (1617-1668) was a famous Dutch landscape and flower painter who lived all his life in Middelburg. He was one of the earliest authors to write about entomology, and one of the first to write about the insects of the Netherlands. He based his entomological discussions entirely on firsthand observation rather than paraphrasing and citing his predecessors. - Nissen, ZBI, 1603; Landwehr, Bks w. cold. plates, 64.
Estimated Price: € 500