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Natural History Art, Botanical, Mushrooms, Fritz Leuba, Antique Print, Switzerland, 1890

$250

Fritz Leuba (1848-1910) (after)
H. Furrer (lithographer)
Agaricus Cäsareus (Scop.), Plate 1
from Les Champignons Comestibles et les Especes Vénéneuses avec Lesquelles Ils Pourraient Etre Confondus
[Edible Mushrooms and the Poisonous Species With Which They Should Not be Confused]
Delachaux et Niestlé, Neuchatel, Switzerland: 1890
Chromolithograph
13.5 x 10 inches overall
$250

Colorful chromolithograph of Amanita caesarea, commonly known in English as Caesar’s mushroom, an edible mushroom native to southern Europe and North Africa. It is the first plate in a monograph on mushrooms by Swiss mycologist and artist Fritz Leuba. The striking orange-capped mushroom is shown in various stages of development, from its emergence from the ground to the opening of its bell-shaped cap, the colors heightened by the black background. A cross section of a portion of the cap and stem is also shown lower right. The print is titled with the scientific name it was given by Italian mycologist Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1772, which was changed by later biologists.

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Description

Fritz Leuba was a Swiss mycologist and botanical artist. His work Les Champignons Comestibles et les Especes Vénéneuses avec Lesquelles Ils Pourraient Etre Confondus consisted of text and 54 color plates. The mushrooms are described in the book and accompanied by plates Leuba painted from field observations. The entire work may be viewed online at Google Books.

Subtitle: Agaric Oronge. Kaiserling. (Comestible. – Essbar.)

Condition:  Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear.

References:

“Amanita caesarea.” Wikipedia. 21 June 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_caesarea (26 July 2018).

Leuba, Fritz. Les Champignons Comestibles et les Especes Vénéneuses avec Lesquelles Ils Pourraient Etre Confondus. Delachaux et Niestlé, Neuchatel, Switzerland: 1890. Online at Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=uGrDnQEACAAJ (26 July 2018).

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Century

20th Century