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Flying Fish and Dolphins - De Bry - 1592

Flying Fish and Dolphins - De Bry - 1592

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"Flying Fish and Dolphins"


-Theodore De Bry (1528-1598) 

-Page 9.5 x 13 inches (23 x 33cm) approx

-Image 8.5 x 6 inches (22 x 15cm) approx

-Engraved in 1593

-Very good condition. Some stains to page as seen.

-Verso text

This from Jean De Lery's account of his expedition to Brazil. The text reads:

"Flying fish rose out of the sea and flew above the water for up to a hundred yards, at about the height of a long spear. Sometimes they hit the ship's mast and, when they fell on deck, were easily caught. They were like herrings but longer and rounder, with small feathers under their throats and wings. Nowhere were they safe; under the water they were pursued by Albacore, and above they were caught by sea birds".

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