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Zoophytes, Genus Tubipora, Genus Madrepora, Milton engraving c1803.

Zoophytes, Genus Tubipora, Genus Madrepora, Milton engraving c1803.

by Rees, Abraham

Antique print of coral c1803 - Genus Tubipora and Genus Madrepora: Tubipora musica, Madrepora Fungites, Madrepora Agathus, Madrepora foliaceus, Madrepora Pileus (named according to the Linnaean System).

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, which certainly adds to its appeal. Printed rather close at lieft side, the page measures 265 x 205mm (10.5 x 8 inches).

Stock Number: apReesZoophyt.1Price: $195.00