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These fascinating antique lithographs show fish discovered during the Challenger expedition of 1872-76. This was described as "the greatest advance in the knowledge of our planet since the celebrated discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries".
As recently as the late 19th century, human knowledge of the oceans was confined to the upper few fathoms of the water and a small amount of the bottom, mainly in shallow areas. Sailors and scientists knew almost nothing of the ocean depths.
The Challenger expedition of 1872–76 laid the foundation of deep sea research. The expedition was named after the mother ship, HMS Challenger. The Royal Society of London obtained the use of Challenger from the Royal Navy and in 1872 modified the ship for scientific work. She traveled nearly 70,000 nautical miles (130,000 km). The result was the Report Of The Scientific Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 which, among many other discoveries, catalogued over 4,000 previously unknown species. Notably, the expedition also discovered the famous "Challenger Deep" which is the deepest part of the world's oceans.
These rare and intriguing lithographs were made in the late 1800s and show some most unusual looking fish. They make make great conversation pieces!

31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Macrurus parallelus, macrochir and japonicus (Kermadec and Japan)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condi..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Macrurus altipinnis (Japan), Macrurus laevis (Atlantic)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The ..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Synaphobranchus pinnatus and bathybius (Atlantic, Pacific)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. T..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Antimora viola (Atlantic)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The expedition was named after the..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Macrurus murrayi and filicauda (New Zealand and Atlantic)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. Th..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Harpodon microchir, Bathypterois longifilis (Kermadec)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The e..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Halosaurus macrochir, affinis, mediorostris and rostratus (Japan, Atlantic)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very ..
US$85.00
31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Physiculus kaupi (Atlantic and Japan), Salilota australis (Patagonia)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good c..
US$85.00
Bearded Rattail, Strong Scaled Rattail
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31 x 25cm (12 x 8 inches).Macrurus liocephalus and fernandezianus (Japan)This fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The expedition was named after the mother ..
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Cucumber Fish, Three Spined Hatchet Fish, Blue Lanternfish, Lanternfish
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31 x 25cm (12 x 8 inches).Chlorophthalmus nigripinnis, Polipnus spinosus (Indian), Scopelus engraulis (Philppines), Scopelus aThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good ..
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Deepwater Green-Eye, Grid-Eye Fish
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31 x 25cm (12 x 8 inches).Chlorophthalmus gracilis (atlantic and Pacific), Ipnops murrayi (Atlantic and Indian)This fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The ..
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Ridge-Tailed Rattail, Tripod Fish
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31 x 50.5cm (12 x 16 inches).Macrurus carinatus (Prince Edward Island), Bathypterois quadrifilis (Brazil)Double sized fold out printThis fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very..
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Striped Whiptail, Gunther's Grenadier
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31 x 25cm (12 x 8 inches).Macrurus fasciatus and holotrachys (South America)This fascinating antique lithograph shows fish discovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76. It is an original antique, was made in the late 1800s and is very good condition. The expedition was named after the moth..
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