C1810

Cypraea

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

Known as the cowries (family cypraeidae). A large proportion are found in the tropical seas of the Indo-West Pacific region.Species are widespread there, many of them occuring in northern Australia. Only a few species inhabit the Mediterranean & Caribbean seas … Read Full Description

$A 145

S/N: PERR-019-SHELL–186631
(C108)
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Full Title:

Cypraea

Date:

C1810

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

Engraver:

W.Miller 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint, with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cypraea - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

Known as the cowries (family cypraeidae). A large proportion are found in the tropical seas of the Indo-West Pacific region.Species are widespread there, many of them occuring in northern Australia. Only a few species inhabit the Mediterranean & Caribbean seas and the tropical west coast of Central America.

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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