F. Schmidt (1811-83) quarto hand colour - Palaeontology Fossils Bellerophen
24.5 x 18.5 cm
Superb hand color lithograph
Published in 1845
Handcoloured lithograph by an unknown artist from Dr. F.A. Schmidt's "Petrefactenbuch," published in Stuttgart, Germany, 1855 by Verlag von Krais & Hoffmann. Dr. Schmidt's "Book of Petrification" introduced fossils and palaeontology to both the specialist and general reader.