Date of Printing: 1839 • Medium: Lithograph (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Fishes • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Right • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: N/A • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 31.5 x 45 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor specs and spotting • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Unframed
This beautiful fish lithograph is from Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz & Carl Vogt's Histoire Naturelle des Poissons d'Eau Douce de l'Europe Centrale. The work was published in Neuchatel by the author in 1839. The work deals with the Salmon species only, and is considered the finest work on salmon with many of the illustrations heightened with silver. This print is accompanied by its descriptive page, as well as a protective leaf.
Artist or Maker: Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz & Carl Vogt Medium: Originally Hand-colored Lithograph Date: 1839
Literature: Histoire Naturelle des Poissons d'Eau Douce de l'Europe Centrale
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was a Swiss-American biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history. Agassiz grew up in Switzerland, and he studied and received Doctor of Philosophy and medical degrees at Erlangen and Munich, respectively. After studying with Cuvier and Humboldt in Paris, Agassiz was appointed professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. After visiting Harvard University mid-career, he emigrated to the United States in 1847 and became a professor of zoology and geology at Harvard, and to head its Lawrence Scientific School and found its Museum of Comparative Zoology. Agassiz is known for his regimen of observational data gathering and analysis. He made vast institutional and scientific contributions to zoology, geology, and related areas, including writing multi-volume research books running to thousands of pages. He is particularly known for his contributions to ichthyological classification, including of extinct species, and to the study of geological history, including to the founding of glaciology.