1896 Print FUNGI Mushrooms AGARIC Boletus Cantharellus CHANTRELLE Porcino Cep


Victorian Antique Print MUSHROOMS Various


An original 1896 colour plate entitled:

Fungi at Home

A very striking colour chromolithograph print from a drawing by the German artist Ernst Heyn for the Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig. A woodland setting showing various fungi including:

Agaricus muscarius - (info. aka Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita )

Cantharellus cibarius - (info. aka chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle) SleekburnC.

Boletus edulis - (info aka penny bun, porcino, porcini, or cep)

Polypus fomentarius - (info. aka Fomes fomentarius or tinder fungus, hoof fungus, tinder conk, tinder polypore, ice man fungus)

It comes with the original tissue guard which gives a traced outline of the fungi with scientific names.


It measures approximately 268 x 183mm (10.5" x 7"inches) including titled borders. There is some marking on the top border not affecting the colour part of the print, whcih can be matted out; please see scan. The colours are good. It has a blank reverse. Info. Our use of the term "an original print" meaning: a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcuts, and later photographs and more modern methods of printing etc. Inevitably many of these prints would have originally been bound in books.

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Condition Used
Weight 0.1kg