1816 Tarantula Insects Imperial folio 42.5 cm 'incunabula of lithography' hand coloured


Landmark stone lithograph of an ethnographical theme

Extremely rare 

1816 antique hand colored stone lithograph by Carl Joseph Brodtmann from his extremely rare series:

Naturhistorische Bilder Gallerie aus dem Thierreiche 

Lindau, Brodtmann [1816].

Here in fine original hand colour.

42,5 x 32,5 cm

Superb plate from this famed incunabula of lithography. 

Reference Winkler 105.

Brodtmann is considered a pioneer in the art of lithography employing techniques for "texture" that are quite similar to that of an aquatint.

Extremely scarce. 

Condition: Good overall condition. Light age toning and spotting to margins.