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Fossils. Encrinus (Stone Lily). Extinct genus of Crinoids. Engraving c1814.

Fossils. Encrinus (Stone Lily). Extinct genus of Crinoids. Engraving c1814.

by Rees, Abraham

Antique print of Encrinus liliiformis (Stone Lily), an extinct genus of crinoids; one of the most famous Fossils from the Triassic period in Central Europe, around 230 million years ago, when large areas were covered with an inland sea.

Original copperplate engraving by Milton for “The New Cyclopaedia” compiled by Abraham Rees and published between 1810 and 1818 by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown of Paternoster Row in London. 

Having served a long apprenticeship as a reviser of Chambers’ Encyclopaedia, between 1802 and 1820 Rees produced the greatest encyclopaedia of the early 18th century, a completely original, finely illustrated work, using the finest artists and experts in each field. With over 240 engraved portraits of famous and unusual subjects, in each of seven volumes, it was titled "The Cyclopaedia or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature".

This wonderful engraving has fine later hand-colour. Full page shown, measuring 265 x 205mm (10.5 x 8 inches).

 

Stock Number: apFossil1Price: $275.00

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