C1877

1. Agaricus (Pholiota) Terrigenus Fries. 2. AG (Pholiota) Punciulatus Kalchbr. 3. AG (Hebeloma) Nudipes Fries.

Rare c.19th mushroom lithograph. From Kalchbrenner, K. Icones selectae Hymenomycetum hungariae. Budapest 1877.

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Full Title:

1. Agaricus (Pholiota) Terrigenus Fries. 2. AG (Pholiota) Punciulatus Kalchbr. 3. AG (Hebeloma) Nudipes Fries.

Date:

C1877

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 300mm

Paper Size: 

278mm 
x 395mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Agaricus (Pholiota) Terrigenus Fries. 2. AG (Pholiota) Punciulatus Kalchbr. 3. AG (Hebeloma) Nudipes Fries. - Antique Print from 1877

Genuine antique
dated:

1877

Description:

Rare c.19th mushroom lithograph.

From Kalchbrenner, K. Icones selectae Hymenomycetum hungariae. Budapest 1877.

References:
Nissen, C. Die Botanische Buchillustration. Stuttgart 1966: 1020, p.94.

Karoly Kalchbrenner (1806 - 1886)

Karoly Kalchbrenner (1807-1886) Was a Hungarian mycologist. He trained in theology early in life and became a priest in Slovakia. His contributions include the publication of 60 papers and description of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He wrote and illustrated the Icones Selectae Hymenomycetum Hungariae. Among those he later collaborated with are Ferdinand von Mueller in Victoria, Australia, John Medley Wood in South Africa, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke in England and Felix von Thumen in Austria. He was elected a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. Kalchbrenner's descriptions were included in von Mueller's Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae, and several papers in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, "Definitions of new fungi" and new descriptions of Western Australian Agaricus in 1882, and further descriptions of new fungi species in 1883.

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Stephan Schulzer von Müggenburg (1802 - 1892)

Stephan Schulzer von Müggenburg (1802-1892) was a Hungarian-Croatian army officer and mycologist. He was born into abject poverty in a dilapidated castle at the periphery of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His mother died in his early childhood. He was brought up by, and received a Spartan home-education from, his well educated but very strict father, a retired army officer of Saxonian descent, who died when Schulzer was fifteen. Schulzer spent the following three years in a military academy-like company of cadets in Olomouc (Olmütz). After enlisting he spent seven years as Cadet (officer in training) and the following six as Fähnrich (officer candidate). Having finally attained the rank of a second lieutenant he became a captain within the following ten years. In 1821 he participated in the Piedmont campaign. In fighting a fire he lost the use of both hands and was retired from active duty two years later. However he volunteered to establish and manage a military hospital where he fell victim to a disease which left him deaf and vision impaired. He was married and had two daughters. A chance encounter with a popular mushroom manual in 1831 awakened his intellectual curiosity. He taught himself natural history and sufficient Greek and Latin and within a relatively short time he evolved from a gifted amateur mycologist to one appreciated by his more academic peers. In the interim he regained most of the use of his hands and some hearing. He published extensively in the mycological literature of his time.

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