While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Cowrie, Cone Shells SO21 $85
Each print measures
approximately 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
These prints are hand coloured plates from the 4th
edition of A Conchological Manual, by G.B.
Sowerby, published in 1852. The prints are in excellent
condition, with vibrant hand coloring.
George Brettingham Sowerby had a life time passion
for shells. In 1823 he left the employment of his father
to open a shell shop, and then became active in
cataloging shell collections & shell societies. James
Sowerby was one of the “inner circle” in the great age
of botanical illustration in England, and a central
figure in many of the publications of the day. His
illustrations are found in Curtis Botanical Magazine,
Curtis Flora Londinensis & William Baxter’s British
flowering Plants, easily recognizable for their
characteristic simplicity of line & elegance.
The condition of these prints is excellent, with soft
creamy paper. The shells are all beautifully arranged on
the plate and finely hand colored. These prints are
mostly found as reproductions & even these fetch $45-$30.
All of our prints are authentic antique prints,
guaranteed to be the stated age.
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orders. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is
$8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage.
Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as
gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
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