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 51: ‘Glattkopfe.’ (Fish species). This plate shows various fish species. 1. Stutzkopf / Common Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), 2. Scheermesserfisch / Pearly Razorfish (Xyrichthys pendactylus), 3. Bramfisch / Atlantic Pomfret (Brama raii), 4. Lippfisch / Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus vetula), 5. Rabenfisch / Pearl-spot Chromis (Chromis punctatus), 6. Papageifisch / Palecheek Parrotfish (Scarus viridid), 7. Schï¿½tzenfisch / Banded Archerfish (Toxotes jaculator), 8. Schnautzenbrassen / Blotched Picarel (Maena vulgaris), 9. Brassen / Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata), 10. Kletterfisch / Climbing Perch (Anabas scandens), 11. Colisa (Polyacanthus colisa), 12. Gorame / Giant Gourami (Osphromenus olfax). 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. Mayer.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-POMFRET-DOLPHINFISH-PARROTFISH-SEABREAM-GOURAMI-PL.51-OKEN