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Scorpion antique print. Entomology, Order Aptera. Abraham Rees c1807.

Scorpion antique print. Entomology, Order Aptera. Abraham Rees c1807.

by Rees, Abraham

Wonderful Scorpions antique print c1807 from The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature by Abraham Rees (1743-1825).

Original copperplate engraving by, with later hand colour, published between 1809 and 1820 as a series of portraits of unusual Natural History subjects, by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row, London. Rees was a Presbyterian clergyman and scholar who would have been inspired to produce his encyclopedia during his many years as a reviser of Chamber's Cyclopaedia.

Rees commissioned foremost artists and scientific experts in each field for his enormous work which comprised 39 volumes of text and 6 separate volumes of illustration, including an atlas, one volume on natural history, and four volumes on agriculture, geology, the remaining sciences, foreign exploration, techology and the arts. Each of these volumes was comprised of over 240 superbly drawn and engraved pages of illustrations, with several of each type of subject to each page. Rees's Cyclopaedia was entirely hand-set, and each engraving was printed from an engraved plate onto 'hand-wove' paper. It was the most comprehensive, all-encompassing literary work of the 19th century. With the first volumes published in 1802 by Longman and Rees, there was an increasing number of publishers involved during the 18 years of publication.  

The size of this image is 265 x 200 mm (10.5 x 8 inches).

Stock Number: apARent3Price: $165.00

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