Visboek (FishBook), 1560 (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 78 E 54)

reblogging erikkwakkel:

HAdriaen Coenen

Adriaen Coenen

HAdriaen Coenen

Adriaen Coenen

Adriaen Coenen

“These wonderful, and sometimes fantastic, images of marine animals come from Adriaen Coenen’s Visboek (FishBook), which he published in 1560 (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 78 E 54). A fisherman, Coenen gathered all information he could find on the sea and its coasts, coastal waters, fishing grounds and marine animals, which he described in more than 800 pages.”

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