Lithograph on a vellin type paper. Original hand colour. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 34 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 24 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 13.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 9.4 inch.
Plate XI`: ‘Muschel-Kracken.’ (Marine animals). This plate shows various marine animals. Salpa, Pyrosoma (Tunicate species), Ascidia (Tunicate species), Diazona (Sea squirt), Orbicula, Crania, Terebratula (Brachiopod species), Lingula (Brachiopod species), Otion, Lepas, Balanus (Barnacle). This old antique print originates from: ‘Abbildungen zu Oken’s allgemeiner Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande’, published by Hoffmann’sche Verlags-Buchhandlung in Stuttgart, Germany 1833 – 1841.Artists and Engravers: Lorenz Oken (1779-1851), was a German transcendental naturalist, philosopher & physician. Born Okenfuss, the son of a farmer, he simplified his name to Oken while at medical school in Freiburg, Bavaria. Oken was a prolific & vocal writer, lecturer and theorist, publishing many philosophical treatises during his life. His masterpiece and lasting legacy to the world is the 13-volume ‘Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande’ (Natural History for all Social Ranks), first published between 1833 and 1841. This plate by C. Loffler after Adrian Schleich.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Edges slightly browned. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-BRACHIOPODS-BARNACLE-SEA SQUIRT-TUNICATE-PL. XI-OKEN-LOFFLER