Lot of 2 folio colour lithographs by Leopold Fitzinger (1802 – 1888) - Parrots, Cockatoos, Lori, Parrakeet - 1860

Description
Lot of 2 folio colour lithographs by Leopold Fitzinger (1802 – 1888) - Parrots, Cockatoos, Lori, Parrakeet - 1860
Lithograph - Not signed - 1860

Each leaf: 30 x 23 cm

Very good condition

Leopold Joseph Franz Johann Fitzinger (13 April 1802 – 20 September 1884) was an Austrian zoologist.

Fitzinger was born in Vienna and studied botany at the University of Vienna under Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin. He worked at the Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum between 1817, when he joined as a volunteer assistant, and 1821, when he left to become secretary to the provincial legislature of Lower Austria; after a hiatus he was appointed assistant curator in 1844 and remained at the Naturhistorisches Museum until 1861.[1] Later he became director of the zoos of Munich and Budapest.

In 1826 he published Neue Classification der Reptilien, based partly on the work of his friends Friedrich Wilhelm Hemprich and Heinrich Boie. In 1843 he published Systema Reptilium, covering geckos, chameleons and iguanas.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Parrots, Cockatoos, Lori, Parrakeet - 1860
Artist
Lot of 2 folio colour lithographs by Leopold Fitzinger (1802 – 1888)
Year
1860
Technique
Lithograph
Signature
Not signed
Sold with frame
No
Condition
In very good condition
Image size
20×12.5 cm
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