Mole: "Talpa Comune - Talpa Europea "
"Talpa Comune - Talpa Europea "
Moles - Maulwurf
Fine lithograph by Lorenzo after Petraroja. Original hand coloring.
Extra page of text in Italian about these shrews.
Rare and beautiful lithograph from the "Atlante Zoologico Popolare" published in Naples (1863) by Giovanni Boschi. The lithograph was made by Raimondo Petraroja. This work comprised eight volumes of most known animals, even some that are now extinct. The books were published from 1863-1879. In the lower margin is the lithographers blind stamp. The original hand coloring is superb.
Very minor signs of age and use. Light browning on margin edges. Blind embossed stamp in lower margin.
Page size: 30 x 26 cm ( 11.8 x 10.2 ")