Julius Bien 1905 Black Trigger Fish

Catalog Number 49324
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Artist Biography:

Julius Bien (1826 -1909) was an American lithographic printer and cartographer, born at Naumburg, near Cassel, Hesse-Nassau and was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cassel, and at Städel's Institute, Frankfort-on-the-Main. Bien came to New York, established a lithographic business there in 1850 and was president of the National Lithographers' Association from 1886 to 1896. Bien was president of the order B'nai B'rith (1854-57 and 1868-1900), and instrumental in giving it an international character. This printer worked in New York City being responsible for the publication of thousands of maps issued by the U.S. government and private map publishers. He was a pioneer in the development of chromolithography. Bien is most known for issuing exquisite chromolithographic reproductions of Audubon’s Birds of America. He created fish plates for the Bulletins of the United States Fish Commission. The Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission is one of the oldest fisheries journals in the world. It has been an official publication of the U.S. Government since 1881, under various titles, and is the U.S. counterpart to other highly regarded governmental fisheries science publications. It publishes original research or interpretative articles in all scientific fields that bear on marine fisheries and marine mammal science.




Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission



Plate No.:



Melichthys Radula Solandeer Humuhumu Eleele [Black Trigger Fish]

Print Method:

Chromolithograph on heavy paper stock


Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

192 x 270 mm. (Approximately 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches)

Size of Leaf:

192 x 270 mm. (Approximately 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches)


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