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A History of the Fishes of the British Islands
by Jonathan Couch
Published in London, 1862-65

Original 155+-year-old color wood block engravings with some hand-colored finishing
Sheet size: approximately 6.5 x 9.75 inches.


Jonathan Couch
(1789-1870)
A great deal of Jonathan Couch's varied work was published during his lifetime, but his major work was Fishes of the British Islands, published in four volumes between 1862 and 1865. The great work contained 256 water colours and drawings and is of considerable artistic merit as well as being a major contribution to scientific knowledge.


Offered below are original engravings from the 1860s volumes.
Please click on the image to see an enlarged view of the plate.

Rudd
Rudd

Twait Shad
Twait Shad
$65

Allis Shad
Allis Shad
$65

Umbrina
Umbrina
$65

Sciaena
Sciaena (LXXVI)
$65

Sciaena (*)
Sciaena (LXXVI*)
$80

Dace
Dace
$65

Vendace
Vendace
$65

Bleak
Bleak
$65

Pollan
Pollan
$65

Dobule
Dobule
$65

Graining
Graining
$65

Gudgeon
Gudgeon
$65

Powan
Powan
$65

Azurine
Azurine
$50

Pomeranian Bream
Pomeranian Bream
$65

White Bream
White Bream

Power
Power
$65

Lesser Grey Mullet
Lesser Grey Mullet
$65

Grey Mullet
Grey Mullet
$65

Pompilus
Pompilus
$45

Poutasson
Poutasson
$55

Pollack
Pollack
$75

Coalfish
Coalfish
$65

Becker
Becker
$75

Mendole
Mendole
$65

Viper Weever
Viper Weever
$65

Crucian
Crucian
$65

Paganellus
Paganellus
$65

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