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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.

Elleck
Elleck

Tubfish
Tubfish
$55

Piper
Piper
$55

Bloch's Gurnard
Bloch's Gurnard
$50

Yellow Skulpin
Yellow Skulpin
$65

Four-horned Cottus
Four-horned Cottus


Butterfly Blenny
Butterfly Blenny
$50

Greater Weever
Greater Weever
$45

Wolf-Fish
Wolf-Fish
$45

Gattorugine
Gattorugine
$55

Blennoid Fish, Shanny, Montagu's Blenny
Blennoid Fish
Shanny
Montagu's Blenny
$55

Remora
Remora
$55

Hammer-head Shark
Hammer-head Shark

Rashleigh Shark, Broad-headed Gazer
Rashleigh Shark
Broad-headed Gazer
$60

Basking Shark
Basking Shark
$70

Greenland Shark
Greenland Shark
$70

Spinous Shark
Spinous Shark
$70

White Shark
White Shark
$70

Broad-headed Gazer (XV*)
Broad-headed Gazer (XV*)
$65

Toper and young
Toper and young
$70

Picked Dog and young
Picked Dog and young
$60

Black-mouthed Dogfish
Black-mouthed Dogfish
$70

Rough Hound
Rough Hound
$70

Nurse Hound Shark
Nurse Hound
$70

Starry Ray
Starry Ray
$75

Ox Ray
Ox Ray
$70

Thornback Ray
Thornback Ray
$75

Torpedo Ray
Spotted Ray
$75

Torpedo Ray
Torpedo Ray
$75

Sandy Ray
Sandy Ray
$75

Cuckoo Ray
Cuckoo Ray
$75

Bordered Ray
Bordered Ray
$75

Shagreen Ray
Shagreen Ray
$75

Painted Ray
Painted Ray
$75

Sting Ray
Sting Ray
$80

Burton Skate
Burton Skate
$75

Flapper Skate
Flapper Skate
$75

These 5 web pages of Couch's Fish
are all we have from the 1860s volumes. We do have many more from the 1870s volumes—please enquire if you are seeking a particular plate and we will check our stock.

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