Decorative chromo-lithograph depicting 14 kinds of mollusca (German: Weichtiere).
Size: 6,5 x 10 inches (c. 16 x 25 cm). Good condition.
Published as Jubilee edition by Brockhaus in Germany in 1900).
Artist signed: Dr. F. Etzold
It looks great when matted and framed and makes a unique gift.
Chromolithography is a method for making multi-colour prints. This type of colour printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in colour. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of relief or intaglio printing.
Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of colour printing developed by the 19th century.
Mollusca Lithograph from 1900