Cyprinus Nasus/ Die Nase/ Le Nase/ The Nose- Carp

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Cyprinus Nasus/ Die Nase/ Le Nase/ The Nose- Carp


Representation of a Nase- Carp. The common nase (Chondrostoma nasus) is a European potamodromous cyprinid fish. It is often simply called the nase, but that can refer to any species of its genus Chondrostoma. Another name is sneep. The nase is found naturally in drainages of the Black Sea (Danube, Dniestr, Southern Bug, Dniepr), the southern Baltic Sea (Nieman, Odra, Vistula) and the southern North Sea (to Meuse in the west). Moreover it has been introduced to the Rhône, Loire, Hérault, and Soca (Italy, Slovenia) drainages. It is a migratory fish.


ca. 1785


Bloch/Hennig (1723-1799)

Markus Bloch was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century. Bloch is best known for his encyclopedic work in ichthyology. Between 1782 and 1795 he published his Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, a 12-volume, beautifully illustrated comprehensive work on fishes. The first three volumes describe fishes in Germany and were entitled Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, the remaining volumes dealt with fishes from other parts of the world and were entitled Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. The publication was encouraged by a large subscription, and it passed rapidly through five editions in German and in French. To the number of genera before established, he found it necessary to add nineteen new ones, and he described 176 new species, many of them inhabitants of the remotest parts of the ocean, and by the brilliancy of their colours, or the singularity of their forms, as much objects of popular admiration as of scientific curiosity.

Place of Publication Berlin
Dimensions (cm)19 x 36,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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