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HERBST, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm

A Group of Four Crustaceans.

Stock Code
101537
J.C. Fuessly, Zurich: 1800
£5,000

A winning combination of art and science.
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst (1 November 1743 – 5 November 1807) was a German naturalist and entomologist. Herbst's Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse, issued in fascicules, was the first full survey
of crustaceans. Recording many previously unknown species, it is to this day recognized as an important reference work.

He was the joint editor, with Carl Gustav Jablonsky, of Naturgeschichte der in- und ausländischen Insekten (1785–1806, 10 volumes), which was one of the first attempts at a complete survey of the order Coleoptera. Herbst's other works included Anleitung zur Kenntnis der Insekten (1784–86, 3 volumes), Einleitung zur Kenntnis der Würmer (1787–88, 2 volumes) and Natursystem der ungeflügelten Insekten (Classification of unwinged insects) (1797–1800, 4 parts)

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Description

A Group of four hand-coloured engraved plates of Crabs by Schellenburg, P. Haas, Heidenreich and Ludwig Schmidt. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 53.8cm by 36.4cm.

Bibliography

Nissen, ZBI 1896

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