Erklärungen zu den zoologischen wandtafeln
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Erklärungen zu den Zoologischen Wandtafeln

Title Variants

Alternative: Dr. R. Leuckart's Wirbethiere. Vertebrata.

Alternative: Dr. Rud. Leuckart's Zoologische Wandtafeln. Typus Vertebrata.

Alternative: Wirbethiere.

Alternative: Zoologische Wandtafeln. TypusVertebrata.


Leuckart, Rudolf, 1823-1898

Chun, Carl, 1852-1914
Leuckart, Rudolf, 1823-1898 , Zoologische Wandtafeln
Nitsche, Hinrich, 1845-1902




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Publication info

Cassel,Verlag von Theodor Fischer,1877 [-1907]


Cover title.

Explanatory text for wall charts produced by Leuckart, the famous German zoologist and parasitologist. Leuckart started his academic career studying medicine at the University of Gottingen but moved into zoology, studying marine invertebrates and later parasitology. He was a brilliant teacher and researcher, attracting students from all over the world and making some key discoveries on the taxonomy of invertebrates and the biology of tapeworms. In 1869 he was appointed professor of zoology at the University of Leipzig. His wallcharts (Wandtafeln) were produced between 1877 and 1892 were widely used as teaching aids. In the days before slide projection, all of the leading universities in the world purchased these charts for teaching undergraduates. The charts were hung up at the front of a lecture theatre and being of large size were visible at the back of the room.

Charts 1-103 depict invertebrates; series 2, charts 1-13, vertebrates (nos. 1-5 lack "series" designation).

Binder's title: Explanations of Leuckart, Nitsche and Chun. Zoological wall charts.

Text in German, French and English.

Explanation of charts 1-103 have only one title-page, with "Tafel I-III" and publication date 1877 on it. Explanations of charts in 2nd series have caption title only, which varies slightly: [Ser. 2] Nr. 1-5, Dr. R. Leuckart's Wirbethiere. Vertebrata; Ser. 2, Tafel 6-8, Zoologische Wandtafeln. Typus Vertebrata / herausgegeben von R. Leuckart & C. Chun; Ser. 2, Tafel 9-11, Dr. Rud. Leuckart, Zoologische Wandtafeln. Typus Vertebrata / herausgegeben von C. Chun.

Explanation of charts 1-39 are on pages [1]-159; subsequent pages, describing charts 40-103 are unnumbered. Explanation of charts in 2nd series are paginated individually.

Various paging.

Text in German, French and English in parallel columns, charts 1-91; in German only, charts 92-103; in German and Latin in parallel column, ser. 2, charts 1-13.


Animals , Invertebrates , Pictorial works , Zoology

Call Number

QL46 .L45




OCLC: 16016595




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