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Coral: Horned Gorgonia, Spanish Broom Gorgonia

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Coral: Horned Gorgonia, Spanish Broom Gorgonia: Genuine antique print for sale.
Coral: Horned Gorgonia, Spanish Broom Gorgonia
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  • Artist / Collection: John Ellis
  • Product Code: FRP32230

38.5 x 21.5cm (11.2 x 8.5 inches)
Gorgonia ceratophyta

This is an antique copper plate engraving of corals and corallines. It is from John Ellis's 'A Natural History of Many Uncommon and Curious Zoophytes', published in 1786 posthumously by his daughter with help from Daniel Solander and Sir Joseph Banks.

This work established the animal nature of coral and corallines. Ellis was described by Linnaeus as one of the brightest stars of natural history.

The engraving is hand coloured and is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The paper has a lovely aged, creamy white patina and is in excellent condition.

Date Made 1700s
Paper Size 38.5 x 21.5cm (11.2 x 8.5 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Orange
Size Category 21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]