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Les Planches Inédites de Poisson et Autres Animaux Marins de l'Indo-Ouest Pacifique d'Isaac Johannes Lamotius / The Unpublished Plates of Fish and Other Marine Animals of the Indo-West Pacific of Isaac Johannes Lamotius

Art / Photobook

Series: Des Planches et des Mots Volume: 3

By: Lipke B Holthuis and Theodore W Pietsch

292 pages, 93 col plates, figs

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #161930 | ISBN: 2856535925
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £44.99 $59/€51 approx

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and French

The archives of the world's libraries and museums are filled with little seen and under-appreciated treasures, but few objects are as exquisite and unknown as the paintings of fishes and invertebrates made by Isaac Johannes Lamotius on the tiny Indian Ocean island of Mauritius in the late 17th century. During his govenorship of this band of Dutch colonists, he devoted his spare time to drawing and painting aquatic animals, the remaining 250 of which are reproduced here for the first time.

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