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‘Blepsias ventricosus’ [Red Irish Lord fish]

Date

1829

Creator

Friedrich Guimpel (1774-1839, German), Engraver

After

E. Bommer, Artist

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Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 229mm
width (print): 375mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Marine zoological study of the Red Irish Lord fish (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) , native to the north Pacific ocean.

Plate 13 from the book Zoologischer Atlas, enthaltend Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer Thierarten wahrend des Flottcapitains von Kotzebue zweiter Reise um die Welt..., by Friedrich Eschscholtz (Berlin, 1829). Inscribed “1/2 Blepsias ventricosus E. Bommer del. Prof. F. Guimpel sc.”

Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz (1793-1831) Livonian physician, botanist and zoologist, was naturalist aboard two expeditions led by Otto von Kotzebue (1787-1846). The Rurik expedition 1815-1818 and the Predpriaetie 1823-1826 both circumnavigated the world and collected scientific specimens. These are from the second expedition.

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