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Shells. Conchology Lepas anserifera, Lepas anatifera Barnacles engraving c1810

Shells. Conchology Lepas anserifera, Lepas anatifera Barnacles engraving c1810

by Rees, Abraham

Barnacles Antique Print c1818. Genus Lepas, anserifera & anatifera.

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".

These wonderful groves(?) of barnacles have later hand-colour, which certainly adds to the appeal. Close-cropped at side margins as usual with this publication, the page measures 267 x 205mm (10.5 x 8 inches).

Stock Number: apmlAR13Price: $165.00

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