Old print of hummingbirds

Certhia familiaris et al: Brodtmann 1814

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  • Title: Certhia familiaris, C. Cyanea, C. muraria, Trochilus pella, T. ornatus, T. minimus
  • Author: Karl Brodtmann
  • Date: 1814
  • Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 13 x 16 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 33 x 40.6 [Image]
  • Product ID: 262026

Hand-colored lithograph of a Eurasian treecreeper, red-legged honeycreeper, wallcreeper, crimson topaz hummingbird, tufted coquette, and bee hummingbird by Karl Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862), one of the most accomplished lithographers of the early-nineteenth century. Born in the city of Überlingen near the German-Swiss border, Brodtmann worked for much of his career in Zurich and Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He produced numerous hand-colored volumes of images related to natural history which served as instructional resources for bio- and zoologists. Brodtmann's lithographs also became sought-after collectibles for the aristocracy, a fact which attests to both the great beauty as well as the scientific accuracy of his work.