BG-10707

Kaffern - Honegger (1836)

  • Condition: Very good, light foxing. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1836
  • Overall size: 35.5 x 25.5 cm.
  • Image size: 28 x 16 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Kaffern, des Caffres'. This print depicts kafir, an Arabic term meaning "unbeliever", or "disbeliever". Originates from 'Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen der verschiedenen Rassen und Stamme nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und vorzuglichsten Originalien.', by Heinrich Rudolf Schinz.

Artists and Engravers: Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1861) was a Swiss physician and naturalist. Schinz was born at Zurich and studied medicine at Würzburg and Jena, returning to Zurich in 1798 to practice. In 1804 he became a teacher at the medical institute, and in 1833 he became extraordinary professor of natural history at the university of Zurich.