BLOCH FISH

Marcus Eliezer Bloch (1723 - 1799) was a German ichthyologist and physician. He was one of the foremost scientists in this field. His ďAllgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische" with 432 excellent copper etching plates of fish, published in Berlin between 1781 - 1795 in 12 volumes. This was the most important work on ichthyology in the 18th century.

Sheet (Page) size: approximately 29 x 47 cm (11.4 x 18.5"). Exceptions are given below.

We proudly offer here some of these 432 engravings in superb original coloring and in mostly outstanding condition and quality. All plates have pleasant light age toning, no spotting and show very minor traces of age and use. Any major defects will be mentioned as an individual description with the individual title and image. Some of the prints have a vertical centerfold.

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"Siluris Clarias Silurus Ascita"
"Der Langbart Der Platzbauch"

Etching by Schmidt after Krueger.

18 x 32.7 cm ( 7 x 12.8 ")

$ 250.00

Order Nr. BLOCH239579


Salmo Wartmanni; Das Blaufelchen; L'Ombre bleu (Whitefish) - PlateCV (105)

Etching by Schmidt after Harbmann

The silvery scales gleaming beautifully. Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95026


Gadus Carbonarius; Der Köhler; Le Coli; The Coal Fish - Palte LXVI (66)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

Sheet size: 25.7 x 41 cm (10.1 x 16.1")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95027


Gadus Merlangus; Der Wittlin; Le Merlan; The Whiting - Plate LXV (65)

Etched by Berger after Krueger

Sheet size: 25.7 x 41 cm (10.1 x 16.1")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95028


Sparus Falcatus; Der Siechelflosser; La Faulcille (seabream family) - Plate CCLVIII (258)

Etched by Hennig after Pluem, Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95022


Sciaena Diacantha; Der Zweistachel; Le Diacante - Plate CCCII (302)

Etched by Hennig after his own drawing

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95021


Epinephellus Striatus; Das gestreifte Blödauge; La Taye striee - Plate CCCXXX (330)

Etched by Hennig after Krueger

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH950020


Scomber Gladius; Die Schwerdtmakrele; Le Voilier; The Ola-Fish - Plate CCCXLV (345)

Etched by Hennig after Moritz

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95019 SOLD


Silurus Inermis; Der bartlose Wels; Le Desarmé (catfish family) - Plate CCCLXIII (363)

Etched by Hennig after his own drawing

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95018


Cataphractus Punctatus; Der punktirte Kuerassier; Le Ponctué

Cataphractus Callychthis; Der Soldat; Le Callicte - Plate CCCLXXVII (377)

Etched by Hennig after Moriz

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95017


Salmo Fascinatus; Der bandirte Lachs; Le Saumon à Bandes - Plate CCCLXXIX (379)

Etched by Hennig after his own drawing

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95016


Cyprinus Gibelio; Die Giebel - Plate XII (12)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234808


Cyprinus Carassius; Die Karausche; Le Carassin; The Crucian - Plate XI (11)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234807


Cyprinus Vimba; Die Zaerthe - Plate IV (4)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234806


Salmo Maraena; Der grosse Maraene - XXVII (27)

Etched by Bodenehr after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234805


Scorpaena Scrofa; Der grosschuppige Drachenkopf; La Crabe de Biarits; The poifonnet Grooper - Plate CLXXXII (182)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234800


Esox Belone; Der Hornhecht; L'Orphie; The Gar - Plate XXXIII (33)

Etched by Bodenehr after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 234801SOLD


Cyprinus Idus; Der Kühling - Plate XXXVI (36)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 234802


Salmo Thymallus Latus; Die breite Aesche - Plate XXVI (26)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH234803


Tetrodon Lineatus; Der gestreifte Stachelbauch; Le globe raye; The Striped Globe -

Plate CXLI (14)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 234804


Cyprinus Aspius; Der Raapfe - Plate VII (7)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95035


Cyprinus Blicca; Der Guester; La Bordiliere - Plate X (10)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95036


Cyprinus Ballerus; Der Zope - Plate IX (9)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95037


Cyprinus Jeses; Der Aland od. Goese; Le Vilain ou le Mennier; The Chub - Plate VI (6)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr.BLOCH95038


Cprinus Erithrophthalmus; Die Ploetze; The Rud - Plate I (1)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite.
Crease in lower margin.

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95039


Ostracion Concatenatus; Der Kettenfisch; Le Coffre maile - Plate CXXXi (131)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95040


Cyprinus Brama; Der Bley od Brassem; La Breme; The Bream - Plate XIII (13)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 95034


 

Cyprinus Nasus; Die Nase - Plate III (3)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95033


 

Cyprinus Tinca Auratus; Der Goldschley - XV (15)

Etched anonomously. Hightened with eggwhite

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9532 SOLD


 

Ostracion Triqueter; Das Stachellose Dreieck; Le Coffre lisse; The Trunck-fish - Plate CXXX (130)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95031


 

Fistularia Chinensis; Der Trompetenfisch; La Trompette; The Trumpet - Plate CCCLXXXVIII (388)

Etched by Henning after his own drawing. Minor dusting

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 95030


 

Salmo Lavaretus ,Der Schnaepsel, Le Lavaret, The Gwiniad - Plate XXV (25)

Etched by Bodenehr after Krueger from Bloch

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH 95029


Left: Holocentrus Quadrilineatus; Der vierlinigte Sogo; L'Holocendre a quater Lignes

Right: Holocentrus Servus; Der Sclave; L'Esclave - Plate CCXXXVIII (238)

Etched by Schmidt after Krueger.

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

Centerfold

$ 280.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95024


Holocentrus Ongus; Der Ongo; L'Ongo; (family of squirrel fish) Plate CCXXXIV (234)

Etching by Schmidt after Hennig

Centerfold. Two thin creases in lower right.

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95025


Holocentrus Maculatus; Der gefleckte Sogo; L'Holocendre tacheté

Holocentrus Coeruleo-Punctatus; Der blau punctirte Sogo; L'Holocendre à points bleu

Holocentrus Lanceolatus; Der Lanzensogo; La Lancette - Plate CCXLII (242)

Etched by Hennig after Krueger

Centerfold

Sheet size is approximately 26.8 x 41.5 cm (10.6 x 16.3")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. BLOCH95023


The Notucanth

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9507


The River Lamprey. The Foliated Pipe Fish.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9512


The sucking Fish. The Little Dolphin.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9511


The Sea Wolf. The Sand Eel.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9509


The Sea Zebra or striped Soal.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9504


The Bearded Umber

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9503


The Sturio or Sturgen. The Arctic Chimera.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

Light crease in lower left corner.

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9508


The Gilt Stromate

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9501


The Viviparus Blenny. The red Ribbon fish.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9506


The Striped Globe Fish.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

$ 65.00

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

Order Nr. BLOCH9513


The Jamaica Eel

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

Original hand coloring. Overall light age toning.

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9515


Plumiers Goby. The Grunterl.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9510


The Star Gazer. the Common Weever.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9505


The electrical Eel. The Leptocephalus or Small head.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9514


The Tobacco Pine Fish. The Pike of Malabar.

Copper engraving by J. Pass of various fish after Marcus Elieser Bloch. Published from 1800-1806.

Page size: 12.2 x 21.4 cm ( 4.8 x 8.4 ")

Title is printed so low on lower margin edge that it is partially not viisble.

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BLOCH9502


Antique Prints of Dolphins and Whales

Fresh Water Fish by Jonathan Couch

Fish Prints from "Naturalists Library"

Antique Animal Prints

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