Nile – Heterotis nilotica H(emprich) & E(hrenberg). The Westafrican Arowana from the group of the bony-tongues together with 3 small details. Coloured engraving by Friedrich Wilhelm Linger (1787 Berlin 1848) after Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. Inscribed: ad Nat. del. C: G: Ehrenberg. / F. W. Linger jun. sculp. Berlin 1827., otherwise as above. 13½ × 18¾ in (34.4 × 47.6 cm).

Nile - Heterotis nilotica

ZOOLOGICA I PISCES I. – From Ehrenberg’s ( “belongs to the most important naturalists of the century”, ADB ) Symbolæ physicæ devoted North Africa + West Asia. – Typographic watermark H. Oeser in Basle. – On wove paper uncut on 3 sides. – Some slight foxing spots in the white outer part.

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