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Zoology. Class Vermes, Order Mollusca, Genus Holothuria, engraving c1817.

Zoology. Class Vermes, Order Mollusca, Genus Holothuria, engraving c1817.

by Rees, Abraham

Antique print of Holothuria fusus, Holothuria penicillus, Holothuria pentacta, Holothuria elegans, Holothuria squamata, Holothuria Inhaerens, engraved by Milton c1817.

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, The Cyclopaedia or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. A completely original, finely illustrated work, using the finest artists and experts in each field, there were over 240 engraved portraits of well-known and unusual subjects in each of its seven volumes.

This wonderful engraving has fine later hand-colour, which certainly adds to its appeal. The page measures 265 x 205mm (10.5 x 8 inches).

Stock Number: apm-l.ReesMoll.Price: $150.00

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