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Light: Luminous Animals. Bioluminescence emitted by living organisms. Engraving c1820.

Light: Luminous Animals. Bioluminescence emitted by living organisms. Engraving c1820.

by Rees, Abraham

Antique print of Luminescent Life Forms of all kinds, engraved c1820.

Original copperplate engraving by Milton for “The New Cyclopaedia” compiled by Abraham Rees and published c1820 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: apLuminesc.Price: $165.00

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