Lithograph with hand coloring. 24 x 19 inches. Shows some minor wear to edges and some light foxing. In very good condition.
A beautiful illustration of a Common Ostrich in profile with aerial view of skull, presented as 1/3 of natural size. This is plate 85 from Goldfuss' 'Naturalists Atlas', a collection of large folio sized lithographs published in serial form (unbound) in Dusseldorf by Arnz from 1824-1842. Georg August Goldfuss (1782-1848) was a German paleontologist, botanist, and zoologist. In 1820, he coined the term 'protozoa' to describe single-celled organisms.