Original Antique Print of a Lioness and Lion Cubs

Productnr.: BG-13314-6

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Beautiful original old print of a lioness and lion cubs. This print originates from Dr. Johann Schreber's 'Die Saugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur'(Mammals in Pictures after Nature). Drawn by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698–1767).

Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739–1810) was appointed professor of materia medica at the University of Erlangen in 1769. In 1774, he began writing a multivolume set of books entitled Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, which focused on the mammals of the world. Many of the animals included were given a scientific name for the first time, following the binomial system of Carl Linnaeus. From 1791 until his death in 1810, he was the president of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1787 and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775. Schreber also wrote on entomology, notably Schreberi Novae Species Insectorvm. His herbarium collection has been preserved in the Botanische Staatssammlung München since 1813.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Some wear and soiling. Tape in corner top margin. Small punch holes in left margin. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1775

Overall size: 18.4 x 23.3 cm.