Ratte, Rat Wall Chart by Paul Pfurtscheller, 1910

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Vintage large-scale wall chart of the anatomy of the "Mus decumanus" (Mammalia). Lithograph on two sheets of paper, mounted on canvas. Bright colors, some creasing, slight discoloration, cracks at centre top, protective tape at the edges, but overall good vintage condition considering its age and use. Author and illustrator was Prof. Dr. Paul Pfurtscheller. Pfurtscheller (1855 - 1927) produced a series of 39 "Zoologische Wandtafeln" (zoological wall plates) to be used for higher educational purposes. Although he was a modest high school teacher by training he gained recognition by the scientific Community worldwide for this outstanding work. The rat is "Plate 28" in the series. The Pfurtscheller wall charts were first published in Vienna, Austria, by 'A. Pichler's Witwe & Sohn' presumably circa 1902. Later editions were also published by Dutch company 'Martinus Nijhoff' until 1953. This item was published in Vienna, Austria, by 'A. Pichler's Witwe & Sohn' in 1910. It is one of the very early lithographed editions, whereas later editions used offset-printing.


Dr. Paul Pfurtscheller 
place of origin Austria
date of manufacture 1910
detailed condition
Good — This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use.
materials paper, linen, wooden dowels
width 128 cm
depth 0,1 cm
height 135 cm