Color chart for eye testing 1885 color litho antique Ophthalmology print

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 28, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY XIV

(Ophthamology - Eye)

Printed Germany: 1885.

Fine original antique color lithographed medical print, produced in the late 19th century.

Scarce medical science image, perfect for display in a medical office.

This particular type of mid-19th century colored printing process is very time intensive and highly skilled, involving trained artisans and challenging hand operated machinery, both of which are now quite rare. Because of these and various other factors, it is now essentially extinct as a method of reproducing images such as this one.

An interesting and well printed paper artifact from a long past era.

Printed on quality period paper which is lightly uniformly toned, may show typical gentle signs of age, perhaps some minor light spotting or foxing, but retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.

An appealing, uncommon and interesting color lithographic image.

In Good to near Very Good or better antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or surface wear, trivial tiny spotting, couple minor thin light age stains -- please inspect enlargable photo closely, any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticable within picture provided.

In all, a fine printed image
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