rnst Haeckel 1899 Spyroidea

Catalog Number 52285
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Artist Biography:

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel [1834 1919]. A German biologist who was born in Potsdam and studied medicine and science at Würzburg, Berlin and Vienna, having for his masters such men as Johannes Müller, R. Virchow and R. A. Kölliker and in 1857 graduated at Berlin as M.D. and M. Ch... Per his Father’s wishes he began to practice medicine keeping the size of his practice to a few. In 1861, at the instance of Carl Gegenbaur, he became Privatdozent at Jena in the succeeding year he was chosen extraordinary professor of comparative anatomy and director of the Zoological Institute in the same university, in 1865 he was appointed to a chair of zoology which was specially established for his benefit. This last position he retained for 43 years, in spite of repeated invitations to migrate to more important cente3rs, such as Strassburg or Vienna, and at Jena he spent his life, with the exception of the time he devoted to traveling in various parts of the world, whence in every case he brought back a rich zoological harvest. Haeckel's literary output was enormous, and at the time of the celebration of his sixtieth birthday at Jena in 1894 he had produced 42 works with 13,000 pages, besides numerous scientific memoirs.




Kunstformen der Natur - German for Art Forms of Nature.  This is a book consisting of lithographic prints. Originally published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904 and as a complete volume in 1904, it consists of 100 prints of various organisms, many of which were first described by Haeckel himself.



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Print Method:

Autotype - The term autotype was coined in the late 19th century and referred to a process for making photographic prints using a carbon process


Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

35.5 x 26.0 cm. (approximately 14 x 10.25 in.)

Size of Leaf:

35.5 x 26.0 cm. (approximately 14 x 10.25 in.)


Di Gregorio, Mario A. "From Here to Eternity - Ernst Haeckel and Scientific Faith"; Missouri Association for Creation www.gennet.org/facts/haeckel.html; Wood "Introduction of the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology."

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