Octopus - Kuriosis Vintage Prints
Octopus - Kuriosis Vintage Prints
Octopus - Kuriosis Vintage Prints
Octopus - Kuriosis Vintage Prints
Octopus - Kuriosis Vintage Prints



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A graceful illustration of a "Velodona octopus" from "Deutschen Tiefsee Expedition" by Carl Chun in 1889.

The Valdivia Expedition, or Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition (German Deep Sea Expedition), was a scientific expedition organised & funded by the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II.

It was led by the marine biologist Carl Chun and the expedition ran from 1898-1899 with the purpose of exploring the depths of the oceans below 500 fathoms, which had not been explored by the earlier Challenger Expedition.

The Challenger Expedition was the expedition that established modern Oceanography, prompting many other expeditions which were either nationally and privately funded which would dredge the deep-sea in search of new and exotic species. This late 19th Century fascination with organisms found at great depths was unsurprising, because in the mid-19th century most scientists followed Abyssal Theory which stated that it was not possible for life to exist below 300 fathoms depth. Carl Chun, a famed teuthologist, held had a deep conviction that there must be life, in abundance, which existed in the unknown abyssal regions of the oceans, a belief he shared with an increasingly large number of marine scientists. This conviction along with his desire to further explore the areas of the oceans which were not covered by the Challenger Expedition that led him to propose that the German Empire organise its own expedition which was to be nationally funded with the approval of the Kaiser.


Your print/poster is printed with the most modern Japanese printer, using original Japanese archival inks (pigment inks) which are fade-proof for 100+ years and UV resistant. 

This is a reproduction of the original vintage print. We carefully reproduce the image with  vivid colors including the original paper 

Medium Size - A3 - 30 x 42cm / 11.69 x 16.53 inches

Large  Size - A2 - 42 x 60 cm / 16.53 x 23.39 inches

XL Size - A1 - 60 x 84 cm / 23.4 x 33.1 inches

XXL Size - A0 - 84 x 119 cm / 33 x 46.8 inches

Available in heavyweight museum quality fine-art paper 225g or thick cotton canvas.

Archival inks / Museum-quality / Super high quality

Vivid colors to enjoy for a lifetime.

Made in Berlin, Germany

*Frames & Wood Hangers NOT INCLUDED*


  1. Your order is printed on-demand at our atelier. We make it ourselves in Berlin!  My lovely cats help me in the process. :) We take care of everything: from the process of curating & finding vintage images, scanning them in the highest resolution,  repairing weather damage, as well as choosing the best formats and materials for posters or prints. Our priority is 100% quality and your satisfaction.
  1. After the confirmation of your purchase, we will prepare your order! This takes 1-3 days. Using the best fine art material (Fine Art Paper and Cotton Canvas Made in Germany) and our new Japanese printer with archival inks, this will hang in your home as a work of art. We suggest you purchase a wooden dowel/poster hanger for a modern look.
  1. It will be professionally packaged for safe shipping in a strong cardboard tube or sleeve. We want it to arrive undamaged! If you order more than 1 print, we do not charge extra for shipping.
  1. We ship most of our orders via DHL (Deutsche Post - German Mail Service) in Germany, throughout Europe, and internationally. If you would like express shipping, please let us know.
  1. If you wish, we can add a  small natural white border will be added to the image to help with mounting and framing.

DELIVERY (estimated):

Germany -> 2-5 business days

Europe -> 3-10 business days

International ->7-20 business days

Due to different monitor settings on PC or MAC systems, the finished print may vary slightly from what you see on your computer

Listing Picture: some pictures are re-sized to enhance details. Please take a look at the format and measurements to get an idea of the actual size.

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