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American Antiquities of the American Indians. Antique print c1904.

American Antiquities of the American Indians. Antique print c1904.

by Gustav Mutzel/Friedrich Ratzel

Antique print of American Antiquities - from the Americas, Mexico, New Grenada and Peru. This wonderful lithograph has a tissue legend naming the antiquities and their origin

Fine original chromolithograph by Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mutzel (1839-1893). Printed by the Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig, and published in 1904 for The History of Mankind by German geographer and ethnographer, Professor Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904). Ratzel studied zoology and became familiar with theories relating to the migration of species. In 1869 Ratzel published a commentary on the work of Darwin. As a correspondent for the Kolnische Zeitung (Cologne Journal) he toured North and Central America during 1874-1875. On his return to Germany he taught at the technical university of Munich 1875-1876 and at the University of Leipzig (1886-1904). Gustav Mutzel worked with Friedrich Ratzel on his publications of African and American ethnography.

Remains of hinging tape on back suggest this antique print might have been framed previously. Image measures 20.5 x 13 cm (8 x 5 1/8 inches). Page 24.5 x 16.5 cm (9 5/8 x 6.5 inches)

Stock Number: ap Ratzel.4Price: $165.00

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