Rare Centipede School Chart By Paul Pfurscheller Roll Down Linen Anatomy Poster

Rare Centipede School Chart By Paul Pfurscheller Roll Down Linen Anatomy Poster

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About this item

For sale here is an original rare vintage roll down lithographic school chart of
Published by Martinus Nijhoff in Holland between 1920-1953.

The artist was Dr Paul Pfurtscheller (1955-1927) an Austrian zoologist, he produced a series of 39 zoological prints for use in higher education.

The off set lithographic technique of printing gives fantastic detail with sharp lines an great colours.

This is plate number 21 and shows a centipede (this one is a stone centipede or common centipede)

This chart is a collectors item, you can find a few of them on other auction and antique sites where they fetch between £400-£2000


Width (including poles):138cm/54"

Length: 146cm/57"

(without poles 127 x 141cm)


Printed on paper and backed with linen it has black wooden poles top and bottom.

This chart has spent most of its life rolled up in a school cupboard so the colours are still bright, this is in part due to the lithographic technique of printing, which allows for incredible depth of colour.

Obviously these charts are not new

so please check all photos before purchase.

There may be wear that comes with age.

The overall condition of this chart is very, very good, there is some light wear and slight discolouration on the edges, and a small tear and water mark near the title (we have strengthened this on the back with fabric tape to prevent further damage (photo 8).)

Additional dimensions information:

Width (including poles):138cm/54" Length: 146cm/57" (without poles 127 x 141cm)


W146.0 x H138.0 cm



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