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 Più 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
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.
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.