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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:15

Gesner, Conrad (1516-1565)

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) was a Swiss physician and naturalist who published a five volume natural history book called Historiae Animalium (Zurich, 1551-1558). The series includes illustrations of birds, fish and mammals, and became a popular source of inspiration for embroidery designs in Europe in the sixteenth century and later.