Lithograph on a vellin type paper. Original hand colour. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 27 x 34 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 30 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10.6 x 13.4 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 11.8 inch.
Plate 54`: ‘Lachse.’ (Salmon species). This plate shows various fish species. 2. Beilfisch, Sweeper (Gasteropelecus), 1. Blattlachs, Hatchetfish (Sternoptyx), 3. Sï¿½genlachs, Piranha (Serrasalno), 4. Zackenlachs (Myletes), 5. Borstenlachs, Lutefish (Citharinus), 6. Eidechsenlachs, Ladyfish (Saurus), 7. Silberfisch, Smelt species (Argentina). 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.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-PIRANHA-SWEEPER-HATCHETFISH-SMELT-LADYFISH-LUTEFISH-P.54-OKEN