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Kangaroo, platypus, Tasmanian tiger, Australian fauna: Antique 1890s chromolithograph

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This is an antique color print / chromolithograph of 17 different Australian animals, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, published in the 1890s.
Dramatically colored and detailed, this print shows:
1. Red Kangaroo - Macropus rufus, 2. Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo - Dendrolagus lumholtzi, 3. Tasmanian tiger (extinct) - Thylacinus cynocephalus, 4. Duck-billed Platypus - Ornithorhynchus anatinus, 5. Spiny Anteater - Tachyglossidae, 6. Nymphicus - Cockatiel - Nymphicus hollandicus, 7. Nestor, 8. Kakapo or Night Parrot - Strigops habroptila, 9. Bird of Paradise - Paradisaeida, 10. Emu - Dromaius novaehollandiae, 11. Cassowary - Casuarius, 12. Kiwi, 13. Lyrebird, 14. Megapodes, Incubator Birds, Mound-builders, 15. Tuatara, 16. Lungfish or Salamanderfish, 17. Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum
Absolutely amazing image by German artist Gustav Muetzel, who also painted the African animals I have for sale:

These two would be a perfect set - get them both, and get free shipping!

This print is a double page with centerfold and is ready to be framed. To see what a lithograph like this would look like matted and framed, please click the following link (and then go to the last photo for that listing);


-page size is 9.6" x 12" (24,5 x 30,5 cm), image itself a little smaller

- condition: excellent for its age with some yellowing and one stain in the margin that will be invisible after matting(some imperfections to be expected due to its age of 110+ years)

- back: blank

- names of animals partly in German, partly in Latin

For more animal engravings and lithographs please click here:

The small print...

...on these old prints

Although I am not a professional seller, I can guarantee that these are all original prints. I took them personally out of the 5th edition of Meyers Konversationslexikon - THE encyclopedia in Germany at the time, published in the 1890s. This was the only way of saving at least some parts of this old encyclopedia. I am not really familiar with all the professional terminology, other than what I just read up on. So if you have further questions or are not quite sure I described something correctly, please ask!
Also, at this point I still have almost every lithograph and engraving that was in the encyclopedia. It will take me a long time to list them all, being a full-time graduate student, but if you are looking for anything in particular (fauna, flora, architecture, science or map), please ask and if I have it, I'll set up a listing for you!

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Kangaroo, platypus, Tasmanian tiger, Australian fauna: Antique 1890s chromolithograph


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink, antique book
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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