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Felis Onca, mas: Brodtmann 1824

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  • Title: Felis Onca, mas
  • Author: Karl Brodtmann
  • Date: 1824
  • Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 12 x 9
  • Centimeters: 30.48 x 22.86
  • Product ID: 3010009

Hand-colored lithograph of a male jaguar 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.