Antique Print-GIANT LEAFTAIL GECKO-CHAIN KING SNAKE-TENTACLED-VIPER-Wilmsen-1821

Price: € 132,50

Subject: Plate V: 'Amphibien. (Amphibians) 12. Die bunte Natter (Viper species) 13. Die Kettenschlange (Chain King Snake) 14. Der Erpeton mit den Bartfaden (Tentacled Snake) 15. Der Geko mit dem Saume (Giant Leaftail Gecko).
Condition: Good. General age related toning and light staining. This plate with light thumbing, particularly in lower margins. Small tear top margin not affecting image. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching and engraving on a vellin type paper. Original hand colouring.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 31 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 21 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 8.3 inch.
Part Number: 28688
Location: A231-09
Description: This rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Kupfer-Sammlung besonders zu F. P. Wilmsens Handbuch der Naturgeschichte f�r die Jugend und ihre Lehrer, aber auch zu jedem anderen Lehrbuche der Naturgeschichte brauchbar.', (translation: Copper plate collection in particular for F.P. Wilmsens manual of natural history for the youth and their teachers, but also suitable for any other tutorial on natural history.) With an Introduction by Dr. H. Lichtenstein and Dr. F. Klug, directors of zoological museums, etc., etc. In fifty pages... Published by Carl Friedrich Amelang, Berlin, 1821. These plates were designed to accompany 3 volumes of text. Scarse!

Artists and Engravers: Friedrich Philipp Wilmsen (Magdeburg 1770-1831 Berlin) was a German reformed theologian and educator. The plates were designed after nature by Bretzing, Ludwig Meyer, Muller and Weber, and engraved by Bretzing, Guimpel, Meno haas, Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer, Ludwig Meyer, Tissot and Wachsmann. This plate by Ludwig Meyer.