Antique Print-CATERPILLAR-MUSCLES-Goldfuss-1824

Subject: Insects anatomy. Muskeln der Weidenraupe (Musles of the Caterpillar). This map shows the musles of a Caterpillar.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning. Some light fold lines. Please study scans.
Medium: Original chromolithographs on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 56 x 46 cm. The image size is ca. 47 x 36 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 22 x 18.1 inch. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 14.2 inch.
Part Number: 11851
Location: L6-03
Description: This large original old antique print / plate / lithograph originates from: 'Naturalist Atlas' by Georg August Goldfuss. This extra large-size collection of lithographs with gorgeous recent coloring depicting animals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc. published in Duesseldorf, at Arnz from 1824 -1842 This work was issued over this long period of time in series of twenty prints each per annum. There are no officially bound copies and they were issued uncoloured. Since individual sheets were often misplaces, rolled up, folded they have become scarse items, which makes these prints rare and sought after.

Artists and Engravers: Georg August Goldfuss (Goldfuss, 1782-1848) was a German palaeontologist and zoologist. Goldfuss was born at Thurnau near Bayreuth. He was educated at Erlangen, where he graduated Ph.D. in 1804 and became professor of zoology in 1818. He was subsequently appointed professor of zoology and mineralogy at the University of Bonn. Aided by Count Georg zu M√ľnster, he issued the important Petrefacta Germaniae (1826-44) and this Naturalist Atlas. The plates are by H. v. Hirt.