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Clam Shell, Mussel Shell, Tellin Shell

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Antique print: Clam Shell, Mussel Shell, Tellin Shell
Clam Shell, Mussel Shell, Tellin Shell

Clam Shell, Mussel Shell, Tellin Shell

45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)
Wedge Clam Shell (Denax trunculus), Sunrise Tellin Shell (Tellina radiata), River Orb Mussel Shell (Cyclas rivicola), Noah's Ark Shell (Arca noae), Saltwater Clam Shell (Mactra stultorum), Soft-shell Clam Shell (Mya arenaria), Grooved Razor Shell (Solen vagina), Swan Mussel Shell (Anodonta cygnea), Freshwater Pearl Mussel Shell (Margaritana margaritifera), Painter's Mussel Shell (Unio pictorum), Piddock Clam Shell (Pholas dactylus), Java Fern (Aspergillum javanum)

This large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sought after due to their large size and lovely coloring. The condition is good and the paper is light creamy white. This is a fold out print so there is a crease down the centre as is often seen in large antique maps.

Date Made1850-1899
Paper Size45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)
Main ColorBlue
Size Category41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]
Tags: clam , shell , mussel