Hedgehog (Erinaceus sp.) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

Hedgehog (Erinaceus sp.) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

This product is a high-quality digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the hedgehog, a small and spiky mammal that can curl into a ball for protection. You can download a low-resolution image for free or purchase a high-resolution image in pixel or vector format. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts.

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The hedgehog (Erinaceus sp.) is one of the most adorable and popular animals in the world. It is also one of the oldest, dating back to about 15 million years ago. There are 17 species of hedgehogs, found across Europe, Africa and Asia. Hedgehogs are famous for their prickly spines, which they have everywhere except on their face, legs and bellies. These cute critters depend on their spines for defense, both while they sleep and when they face enemies. By curling into a tight ball and tucking in their heads, tail and legs, they protect vulnerable parts of their body. ¹

This product is a digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the hedgehog, created by a skilled artist using the lithography method. Lithography is a planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of grease and water. ² The artist draws the image on a flat stone or metal plate with a greasy substance, then treats the surface with acid and gum arabic to make the non-image areas water-receptive and the image areas ink-receptive. The inked plate is then pressed onto paper or another material to produce the print. Lithography was invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelder and was widely used for artistic and commercial purposes in the 19th and 20th centuries. ³

This illustration captures the beauty and charm of the hedgehog with fine details and vivid colors. You can download a low-resolution image (72 dpi) for free or purchase a high-resolution image (300 dpi) in pixel (PNG) or vector (SVG) format. The pixel format is suitable for printing on paper or canvas, while the vector format is scalable and editable for any size and purpose. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts. These products are made with high-quality materials and printed with eco-friendly ink. They are perfect for decorating your home or office, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family.

You can use the low-resolution image for personal use only, such as for wallpapers, screensavers, or social media posts. You cannot use it for commercial use, such as for selling, advertising, or promoting your own products or services. You must also credit the original artist and source of the illustration. For commercial use, you must purchase the high-resolution image or product and follow the terms and conditions of the license.

The hedgehog is also known by many other names in different languages, such as eriçó in Catalan, jež in Croatian, siili in Finnish, hérisson in French, krimpvarkie in Afrikaans, landak in Indonesian, and nhím in Vietnamese. ⁴ By including these synonyms and foreign language names in the product description, you can improve the SEO (search engine optimization) of your page and attract more potential customers from different regions and backgrounds.

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