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A cercopithecus (a long-tailed monkey) holding a stick in its right hand. Woodcut after C. Gessner.
- Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565
About this work
The pictures of animals in the volumes of Historia animalium are arranged in systematic order. The first edition of this part was dedicated to Henry Gray, Duke of Suffolk, who however died before the book reached him. The second edition was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth If England
Tiguri [Zürich] : C. Froschoverus [C. Froschauer], 1553/1560.
1 print : woodcut ; image 10.5 x 4.5 cm
Cercopitheci...German. Ein wunderbare Affen oder Meerkatzenart...
H. Fischer, G. Petit et al., Gessner - Universalgelehrter, Naturforscher, Arzt, Zürich 1967
H. Wellisch, Conrad Gessner, A bio-bibliography, Zug (Switzerland) 1984, p. 69.
On the same sheet as no. 40988 in the catalogue
Wellcome Collection 40987i
The title pages of three Icones volumes bear subtitles in Italian, French and German, probably because they were aimed at a larger market and at people who could no longer read Latin. The illustrations carry legends in all four languages
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