Salamander Blank Journal


The Japanese giant salamander, which wraps around this hardcover journal, was first described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and documented in Fauna Japonica from the 1830s. A German physician, botanist, and traveler, Siebold achieved prominence by his studies of Japanese flora and fauna and the introduction of Western medicine in Japan.

The Japanese giant salamander, one of the many species he studied, is threatened and protected in Japan. It can reach a length of 5 feet, and lives in clear rivers and streams.

Fauna Japonica is one of the rare volumes safely stored in our Research Library, which contains antiquarian volumes dating to the early 1500s on a variety of natural history subjects, such as birds, mammals, insects, plants, and fossils, as well as reptiles and amphibians. Artists through the centuries beautifully and skillfully illustrated many of these works.

This journal has 128 blank single pages and measures approximately 5" x 7.25".