C1810

Arca elegans. Arca Rubra. Ostrea dentata

Artist:

George Perry

N0 1. Arca elegans Modern binomial name Eontia ponderosa First described Say 1822 Distribution Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and north west Atalantic No 2. Arca Rubra Modern binomial name Striostrea denticulata First described Born 1778 Distribution Africa   No 3. Ostrea dentata Modern binomial … Read Full Description

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S/N: PERR-060-SHELL–186621
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Full Title:

Arca elegans. Arca Rubra. Ostrea dentata

Date:

C1810

Artist:

George Perry

Engraver:

W.Miller 

Condition:

Small spots top centre, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint, with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Arca elegans. Arca Rubra. Ostrea dentata - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

N0 1. Arca elegans

Modern binomial name Eontia ponderosa

First described Say 1822

Distribution Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and north west Atalantic


No 2. Arca Rubra

Modern binomial name Striostrea denticulata

First described Born 1778

Distribution Africa

 

No 3. Ostrea dentata

Modern binomial name triostrea denticulata 

First described Born 1778

Distribution Africa

From Perry, Conchology, or the natural history of shells  (“Supposed to be a native of the East Indies. From the original in the British Museum. Very rare.”)

Perry obtained specimens from various museums, among them the outstanding shell collection of Elizabeth Bligh, which contained many beautiful and rare examples obtained through her husband, William Bligh of the Bounty.

Biography:

George Perry (1771-?)

Perry was a 19th-century English architect and amateur naturalist and malacologist. Perry is known for two natural history works: Arcana; or the museum of natural history, published monthly from January 1810 to September 1811 and Conchology, or the natural history of shells, published in 1811. Although often ridiculed during his life by the established science community, primarily for being a supporter of Lamarck rather than of Linnaeus

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