C1810

Trigona, Planorbis, Columna

Artist:

George Perry

The 1810 text describes the Trigona as spiral-shaped, the folds of the spire triangularly formed and tuberculous. The Planorbis is described as circular & flattened opening of the mouth depressed, marginated. It resembles the Ionic volute in architecture. The Coloumna’s … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Trigona, Planorbis, Columna

Date:

C1810

Artist:

George Perry

Engraver:

W.Miller 

Condition:

Slight age toning otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original aquatint, with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Trigona, Planorbis, Columna - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

The 1810 text describes the Trigona as spiral-shaped, the folds of the spire triangularly formed and tuberculous. The Planorbis is described as circular & flattened opening of the mouth depressed, marginated. It resembles the Ionic volute in architecture. The Coloumna’s shell is spiral, the top rounded and blunt in its form.


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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