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Conch Shell, Cone Shells, Cowrie Shells

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Antique print: Conch Shell, Cone Shells, Cowrie Shells
Conch Shell, Cone Shells, Cowrie Shells

Conch Shell, Cone Shells, Cowrie Shells

45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)
Top Shell (Trochus niloticus), Common Wentletrap Shell (Scalaria communis), Silver-mouthed Turban Shell (Turbo argyrostomus), Tower Shell (Turritella terebra), Tiger Cowrie Shell (Cypraea tigris), Chiragra Spider Conch Shell (Pteroceras chiragra), Sundial Shell (Solarium perspectivum), Polished Nerite Shell (Nerita polita), River Nerite Shell (Neritina fluviatilis), Moon Snail Shell (Nerita vitellus), Soldier Cone Shell (Conus miles), General Cone Shell (Conus generalis), Admiral Cone Shell (Conus ammiralis), Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea), Cowrie Shell (Cypraea asellus), Money Cowrie Shell (Cypraea moneta)

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 an unobtrusive 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 ColorBrowns/Neutrals
Size Category41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]