C1810

Turbo

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

According to contemporary text the shells are turbinate or conical. Most species live in shallow water among seaweed and algae or on coral reefs. From Perry, Conchology, or the natural history of shells(“Supposed to be a native of the East Indies. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Turbo

Date:

C1810

Artist:

George Perry (1771 - ?)

Engraver:

W.Miller 

Condition:

Small spot bottom centre, otherwise in fine condition.

Technique:

Original hand coloured aqautint.

Image Size: 

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

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

According to contemporary text the shells are turbinate or conical. Most species live in shallow water among seaweed and algae or on coral reefs.

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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