C1810

Mya particolor or Shield-Shell

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

Modern binomial name Panopea glycimeris First described Born 1778 Distribution Mediterranean Sea and in the Northwestern coast of Africa From Perry, Conchology, or the natural history of shells  (“Supposed to be a native of the East Indies. From the original … Read Full Description

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S/N: PERR-056-SHELL–186639
(C108)
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Full Title:

Mya particolor or Shield-Shell

Date:

C1810

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

Engraver:

W.Miller 

Condition:

Good condition

Technique:

Original hand coloured aqautint.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mya particolor or Shield-Shell - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

Modern binomial name Panopea glycimeris

First described Born 1778

Distribution Mediterranean Sea and in the Northwestern coast of 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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