Marcus Elieser Bloch “Selenite en Vegetations” Paris and Berlin, 1796. Octavo. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image by Deseve, engraving by Pierron. Excellent condition.
A series of mineral prints by Mark Bloch (1723-99), a German physician from Berlin. Bloch was primarily known as a fish illustrator, but did other natural history prints as well. Nice historical prieces from a well-regarded artist.