Images are 300ppi and will be sent to you by file transfer, usually within 1 working day.
The antique artworks measured 8.25 by 5 inches (21 by 13 cm) and were made in 1823 by engraving by John Mawe (a famous conchologist) and were superbly finished with hand painted colors. This set has all the prints in Mawe's best work on sea shells. The original prints were in very good condition with no foxing. There was an occasional small faint mark near the edge of the paper on a one or two of the prints.
Save money - print accurate copies of beautiful antique prints for a fraction of their cost.
Study them before investing in the original prints.
Illustrate educational projects.
Use them to create art, greeting cards, calendars, posters, clip art etc.
Scans are of the original antique prints and are exactly same dimensions.
Scans are saved as lossless bitmap or Tif files so all detail is retained (unlike jpg files).
Prints were scanned and saved at 300ppi. Each image file is several megabytes large.
Contact us before purchase for permission to use them commercially.
Much more detailed and higher quality than the images on this web site. When printed on a typical ink jet printer they are a very close match to the original antique prints.
Returns and refunds are not permitted.
Coat of Mail (Chiton) Shells.
Acorn or Barnacle (Lepas) Shells.
Stone Piercer (Pholas) Shells.
Trough or Gaper (Mya) shells.
Razor or Knife Handle (Solen) Shells.
Cockle or Heart (Cardium) Shells.
Kneading Trough (Mactra) Shells.
Wedge (Donax) shells.
Thorny Oyster (Spondylus) shells.
Clam (Chama) Shells.
Ark (Arca) Shells.
Oyster and Scallop (Ostrea) Shells.
Antique Lamp (Anomia) shells.
Mussel (Mytilus) Shells.
Sea Wing (Pinna) Shells.
Paper Sailor (Argonaut) Shells.
Pearly Sailor (Nautilus) Shells.
Cowrie (Cyprea) Shells.
Bubble (Bulla) Shells.
Volute (Voluta) Shells.
Whelk (Buccinum) Shells.
Winged or Clawed (Strombus) Shells.
Trumpet (Murex) Shells.
Top (Trochus) Shells.
Turban (Turbo) shells.
Spiral (Helix) Shells.
Hoof (Nerita) Shells.
Ear (Haliotis) Shells.
Limpet (Patella) Shells.
Tusk (Dentalium) Shells.
Worm (Serpula) Shells.
Ship Worm (Teredo) Shells.
|Size Category||21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)|