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This listing is for a beautiful, colorful and detailed antique print of an orange-hued hydra from the Mediterranean. Text in Spanish at the bottom margin: Galeolaria anaranjada,medusa del Mediterraneo.

Jules Verne mentions this hydra in his book "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea":
"As for zoophytes, for a few moments I was able to marvel at a wonderful, orange-hued hydra from the genus Galeolaria that clung to the glass of our port panel; it consisted of a long, lean filament that spread out into countless branches and ended in the most delicate lace ever spun by the followers of Arachne. Unfortunately I couldn't fish up this wonderful specimen, and surely no other Mediterranean zoophytes would have been offered to my gaze, if, on the evening of the 16th, the Nautilus hadn't slowed down in an odd fashion. This was the situation."

This plate was published in 1920 by Montaner & Simon in Barcelona, Spain.

Size: 9.2" by 6" (including margins)

Condition: Excellent.

Perfect for framing.

This is the actual page from the 1920 book, not a reproduction.

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1920 Natural History Antique Print - Orange-hued Hydra

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: vintage lithograph
  • Ships worldwide from Punta del Este, Uruguay
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