|Artist||Johannus Augustus Corvinus|
|Published||[Christian Ulrich Wagner, Ausburg and Ulm, 1731]|
|Dimensions||Image 295 x 182 mm, Sheet 305 x 190 mm|
A sheet with various fossils depicted, from the German edition of Johann Jakob Scheuchzer's "Physica Sacra".
Johannus Augustus Corvinus (1683-1738) was a German painter and printmaker.
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (August 2, 1672 – June 23, 1733) was a Swiss scholar born in Zürich. Scheuchzer published a variety of works, of which his writings relating to his scientific observations and his travels are often regarded as the most important. During his travels, he collected various materials for his scientific works. He believed the Old Testament gave a factual account of the history of the earth and therefore makes references to the 1611 King James Bible in his masterpiece, the "Physica Sacra".
Condition: Strong impression. Trimmed within plate mark. Minor overall time toning.