Set of 3 Antique Fish Prints Short Dragonfish Pipefish Seahorse
Set of three original antique fish prints. Greater pipefish, Syngnathus acus 54, and Sargassum pipefish, Syngnathus pelagicus 55,56. Straight-nosed pipefish, Nerophis ophidion, and short-snouted seahorse, Hippocampus hippocampus. Short dragonfish, Eurypegasus draconis 59,60, and longtail seamouth, Pegasus volitans 61,62. These prints originate from'Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Der Fische erster Theil, Volume 5' by Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm. Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) was a Protestant pastor and natural history writer, and the son of Christian Art Wilhelm, an art dealer and publisher in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. These engravings are from the fish section of Wilhelm's monumental 25 volume work on Natural History.
Published from 1777 through to the 1800s, with a total of 1469 exquisite illustrations by the renowned engravers of Augsburg's famous print empire, once known as the European Image Factory. General age-related toning, some wear and soiling.
Overall size: 18 x 11 cm.