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Lemur Fuluus, Lemur Catta: Brodtmann c. 1827

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  • Title: Lemur Fuluus, Lemur Catta
  • Author: Karl Brodtmann
  • Date: c. 1827
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 12.75 x 15.75 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 32 x 40 [Image]
  • Product ID: 233301

Hand-colored lithograph of two lemurs (ring-tailed lemur and common brown lemur) 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.