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Book on Birds, Fish, and Mammals Facsimile Edition

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The Book on Birds, Fish, and Mammals is a deluxe manuscript copy of a text by the Strasbourg-based fisherman and naturalist Leonhard Baldner. Copied and illuminated in Strasbourg in 1666, it comprises 129 full-page paintings with detailed descriptions of the wildlife Baldner studied in the upper Rhine River valley. Made for Karl Ludwig, Elector Palatine, the manuscript boasts exquisitely naturalistic images of birds, fish, crustaceans, insects, reptiles, and mammals by Johann Walther the Elder.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Book on Birds, Fish, and Mammals": Leonhard Baldner: Vogel-, Fisch- und Thierbuch 1666 facsimile edition, published by Mueller & Schindler, 1973

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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Leonhard Baldner: Vogel-, Fisch- und Thierbuch 1666

Stuttgart or Simbach am Inn: Mueller & Schindler, 1973

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  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Book on Birds, Fish, and Mammals: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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