An assemblage of thirteen marsupial
species illustrated by an unknown artist, from German author, editor and
publicist Wilhelm Bölsche's "Entwicklungsgeschichte der Natur"
(Development of Natural History), 1894.
Born in Cologne, Bölsche studied from
1883 to 1885 philosophy, art history and archaeology in Bonn, and moved
to Berlin in 1885. Although most of his work covers natural history
topics, he was not actually a naturalist, but a popularizer of natural
history as a layperson to an unaware public.
1. Tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus),
2. Koala (Phascolarctos), 3. Yapok (Chironectes), 4. Pig-footed
bandicoot (Chaeropus), 5. Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus),
6. Flying phalanger (Petaurus), 7. Marsupial "mouse" (Antechinus),
8. Opossum (Didelphis), 9. Kangaroo (Macropus), 10. Thylacine
(Thylacinus), 11. Wombat (Vombatus), 12. Long-nosed bandicoot
(Perameles), 13. Quoll (Dasyurus).