Abalone (Haliotis) Shells
27 x 18. cm (11 x 7.25 inches).
This antique lithograph of seashells is from a set by George Brettingham Sowerby Jnr, published in parts in London from about 1842-1886 and is an antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted colors and is in very good condition.
It's from one of the rarest sets of antique prints featuring seashells - the only other avaialble set in the world we are aware of is for sale for about US $16,000.
George Brettingham Sowerby junior was part of a remarkable family of natural-history illustrators. Their illustrations of seashells took three generations of Sowerbys over forty-five years to complete. (Ref. Dance, 'A History of Shell Collecting', p. 140).
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|Paper Size||27 x 18. cm (11 x 7.25 inches)|
|Size Category||21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]|