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This is an antique engraving of 4 different amphibians, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, published in the 1890s.
Intricately detailed and dramatic, this print shows:
1. Triton cristatus, the Southern Crested newt
2. Proteus anguineus, the olm or cave salamander
3. Salamandra maculata, the fire salamander, and the
4. Amblystoma axolotl, the aolotl (in 2 images, one is the larva/tadpole?).
Apart from the olm, all animals are shown in their natural size; the olm is shown at two thirds.

This print is a double page with centerfold and is ready to be framed. To see what an animal engraving like this would look like matted and framed, please click the following link (and then go to the last photo for that listing):
https://www.etsy.com/listing/90957431/lizards-iuganas-basilisks-and-geckos

Specifics:

- 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 some imperfections to be expected due to its age of 110+ years)

- back: blank

- names of animals in German and Latin

For more animal engravings and lithographs please click here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/claudiahensel?section_id=10982485

On request I can include the title page of the book with publication date and name of publisher, just let me know!

Salamander , newt , amphibians : Antique 1890s engraving , ready to be framed

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink, antique book
  • Feedback: 71 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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