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Vintage Flour Mite Poster

The Netherlands
Year Printed:
Linen canvas
50" W X 62" H

Vintage Flour Mite Poster

This vintage Zoological roll down wall chart of a Flour Mite was produced by Austrian Zoologist and natural history artist Paul Pfurtscheller (1855-1927). It was one of a series a of 'Zoologischen Wandtafeln' (Zoological Wall Charts) he created beginning in 1902 and was published by the Dutch company 'Martinus Nijhoff' prior to 1953.

Flour Mites were worthy of study because they were common in store food products and could cause grocer’s itch in persons handling infested materials.

Although he received no formal art training, Paul Pfurtscheller created the wall charts to illustrate his teaching lessons that were later used by the University Zoological Institute and highly regarded by eminent zoologists. He completed 38 plates and work on the 39th, which showed a dissection of the Oriental cockroach, was halted by his death, but was later completed. This wall chart is Tab. 36.

Pfurtschellers wall charts are among the rarest scientific pull down charts in the world and result in their uniqueness and unmatched symbiosis of science and art.

This vintage wall chart is in fair condition with some fading, worn edges and small tears as pictured.


SKU:                                      HD-PT4107
Dimensions:                     50"W x 62"H
Origin:                                  The Netherlands
Year Printed:                    1953
Shipping Restrictions: None

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