Fossils Hydrarchos harlani Fraud Sea Serpent Antique Archaeology Print 1857


Tef 39

Note: A little fun background of the Hydrarchos Harlani featured in the center of the print. It was put on display in New York and Boston in 1845 by Albert C. Koch. It was later discovered that it was fake and composed of bones of 5 whales.

plate 39. Fig. 1-45. Fossils of the Cretaceous System 609 46-50. Fossils of the Tertiary Period 620 51-80. Skeleton of Hydrarchos harlani 623 81-87. Illustrating the formations of veins of ores 560
Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science Literature and Art by JG Heck Issued 1857 New York

In VG condition or better trivial spotting or foxing age toning to edges well worthy of hanging for display.

Sheet measures c. 11 3/4 x 9 1/4