image ranke j_der mensch_1894_plate 2
Image number: RS.14051
Credit: ©The Royal Society

The human race

Date

1894

Creator

Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel (1839-1893, German), Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

RCN60260

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 251mm
width (print): 330mm

Subject

Description

Composite portraits of men and women representing the inhabitants of different regions of the world. The sitters are numbered 1-22, corresponding to a geographical key.

Plate 2 from Der mensch, by Johannes Ranke, volume 2 (Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1894). The plate is captioned below: ‘DIE HAUPTTYEN DER MENSCHEIT. (Nach Huxley)’. [The main types of humanity (after Huxley)]. The accompanying key indicates the sources of the original photographs from which this work was constructed. Signed lower left ‘G. Mützel fec.’.

Johannes Ranke (1836-1916) German physiologist and anthropologist

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) British biologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851. He served as its President from 1883 to 1885.

Associated place

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