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 VI: ‘Schultermuscheln.’ (Bivalve molluscs). This plate shows shell species. Fistulana, Pholas, Solen, Tellina, Calliste, Artemis 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. Mayer after C. Kull.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SHELLS-MOLLUSCS-CLAMS-FISTULANA-TELLINA-PLATE VI-OKEN-MAYER