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‘Chelonia’ [turtles, tortoises and terrapins]

Date

1899

Creator

Adolf Giltsch (1852-1911, German), Lithographer

After

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919, German), Biologist

Object type

Library reference

42553

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 357mm
width (print): 279mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Eight figures of reptiles set within a composite landscape with underwater views.

Figure 1 Dermatochelys coriacea (Leatherback turtle). Figure 2 Caretta imbricate (Hawksbill turtle). Figure 3 Hydromeda tectifera (Snake-necked turtle). Figure 4 Chelys fimbriata (Mata mata turtle). Figure 5 Testudo geometrica (Geometrical or star tortoise). Figure 6 Testudo elephantine (Giant land tortoise). Figure 7 Chelydra serpentine (Snapping turtle). Plate 89 from the book Kunstformen der natur by Ernst Haeckel (Leipzig, Wien, Bibliographische Institut, 1899-1904).

Associated place

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      > Germany