Microdactylus cristatus et al: Brodtmann 1814

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  • Title: Microdactylus cristatus, Ardea grus, Ardea cinerea, Ardea stellaris
  • Author: Karl Brodtmann
  • Date: 1814
  • Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
  • Condition: Good
  • Inches: 13 x 16 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 33 x 40.6 [Image]
  • Product ID: 262019

Hand-colored lithograph of a crowned pigeon, Eurasian or common crane, grey heron, and Eurasian or great bittern 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.