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A fantastic antique scientific zoological wall chart. This is number 22 of a series of wall charts published from 1877. The first series began in 1877 as edited by Rudolph Leuckart, then a renown Professor of Zoology in Leipzig, and Hinrich Nitsche, Professor of Zoology in Tharandt, and former student of Leuckart. This is an early example in the first series and dates from around 1880. The first set published, whose reception was likely judged to be of some importance, consisted of three charts: one on Rhizopods, one on Octocorals, and one on Anthrostracean Crustaceans. The charts were described as "masterpieces of accuracy and scientific detail and supply inexhaustible material for laboratory study"

The topic is Arthropoda (Insects and specifically Orthoptera which includes crickets and related species). The HN initial in the bottom right corner show that these are original illustrations of Henrich Nitsche. Nitsche's illustrations are particularly stunning with incredible detail and wonderful muted colours. There have been repairs over the years, but we don't believe that these detract from what is a museum quality piece of exceptional quality and interest. Perfect to add soul and character to any modern space.

Condition

Various repairs as shown in pictures. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.

Dimensions

Poster 103 cm width,  140 cm height

Pole lengths 108 cm

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Antique 1880 N22 Leuckart Nitches Fischer Insect Scientific School Chart Poster

£225.00Price
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