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 IV: ‘Rippenquallen.’ ( Jellyfish). This plate shows jellyfish species. Eucharis, Beroe, Medea, Callianira, Axiotoma, Calymma etc. 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 C. Kull.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Light crease top to bottom in the middle of the plate. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-JELLYFISH-EUCHARIS-MEDEA-CALYMMA-PLATE IV-OKEN-LOFFLER