Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von (1780-1860): Orchids, 24 in all

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Date of Printing: 1886 • Medium: Lithograph (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Plants & Flowers • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: N/A • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 33.5 x 45 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Good, with slight toning at edges • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

This is a fine 1886 double-leaf central crease lithograph, hand-coloured featured in the work of Dr Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert. From "Naturgeschichte des Tier-, Pflanzen- und Mineralreichs. Schreiber, Esslingen und München" ( 1886) – Natural history of the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdom.
This print represents 14 species of plants,classified by The Linneo System. This print is in Good condition, with a small hole lower middle; slight toning in margins. Please see photos.

Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert was a doctor, natural scientist, and writer. He gave up his medical practice in 1805, preferring to attempt an academic career. He studied geognosis, mineralogy, animal magnetism, clairvoyance and dreams, later becoming professor of natural history at Erlangen. There he lectured on the subjects of botany, geognostics, mineralogy, and forest science. In 1827 Schubert became professor of general natural history in Munich. Among his scientific writings, he authored Naturgeschichte des Teirreichs, a large picture atlas on natural history, addressing topics such as Shells, Fish, Mammals, Turtles, and Butterflies, and Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs, a picture atlas of natural history addressing plants. The plates were after drawings from the most outstanding artists of the day.