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Natural History Art, Fish, Petraroja, Atlante Zoologico Popolare, 1863-79, Antique Print

Giovanni Boschi (editor)
Antinori, A. di Lorenzo, et al. (after)
Raimondo Petraroja (lithograph artist)
Fish and Shell Prints
from Atlante Zoologico Popolare, opera Compilata Sui PiĆ¹ Recenti Lavori di Zoologia Italiani e Stranieri [Popular Zoological Atlas, A Work Compiled from the Most Recent Works of Italian and Foreign Zoology]
Raimondo Petraroja, Naples: 1863-1879
Hand-colored lithographs
Lithographer’s blindstamp: lower margin, center
11.75 x 16.5 inches, sheet
11.5 x 12 inches image, approximately
$250 to $550 each

Natural history prints of fish and shells from an Italian zoological atlas.Each is portrayed in its natural environment with the exception of the goldfish in a fish bowl. The simple landscape settings effectively convey general information about the habitats.

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The set was originally published in eight volumes: the first one general;the second volume covering primates and monkeys; the third, mammals and cats; the fourth, marine mammals, echidnas and platypuses; the fifthand sixth, birds; the seventh, reptiles and fish; and the eighth, insects,invertebrates, shells and mollusks.

Condition:Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Blind stamp lower margin.

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19th Century