C1793

Common Buccinum Plate 1

Artist:

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

Rare engraving of an Australian shell from one of the rarest of the C18th first fleet accounts published from information supplied by Governor John Hunter from the infant colony. ‘Is a specimen of the common Buccinum of New South Wales … Read Full Description

$A 150

S/N: HAHJO-581-SHELL–183368
(C087)
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Full Title:

Common Buccinum Plate 1

Date:

C1793

Artist:

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

195mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Common Buccinum Plate 1 - Antique Print from 1793

Genuine antique
dated:

1793

Description:

Rare engraving of an Australian shell from one of the rarest of the C18th first fleet accounts published from information supplied by Governor John Hunter from the infant colony.

‘Is a specimen of the common Buccinum of New South Wales it is in great preservation, and its principal merit consists in the superficial rugae being much sharper and better defined than they are in that species of shell from any other known part of the world.’

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