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WD7613294

Set of Six Shell Engravings

  • H: 44 cm (17 5/16")
  • W: 31 cm (12 3/16")
  • D: 2 cm (0 13/16")

Set of six original 18th Century Dutch monochrome engravings of shells from Thesaurus Imaginum Piscium Testaceorum by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. Amsterdam, 1750. Presented in hand-decorated silver-gilt/mirrored frames. 44 x 31cm. Rumphius was employed by the Dutch East India Company and spent the greater part of his life on the Island of Ambon (part of present day Indonesia), which was a small but important trading centre. Rumphius was a brilliant field naturalist, and way ahead of his time in terms of accurately recording all aspects of local ecology.

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Set of six original 18th Century Dutch monochrome engravings of shells from Thesaurus Imaginum Piscium Testaceorum by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. Amsterdam, 1750. Presented in hand-decorated silver-gilt/mirrored frames. 44 x 31cm. Rumphius was employed by the Dutch East India Company and spent the greater part of his life on the Island of Ambon (part of present day Indonesia), which was a small but important trading centre. Rumphius was a brilliant field naturalist, and way ahead of his time in terms of accurately recording all aspects of local ecology.

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Country: Holland
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraved, Giltwood
  • Style: Country House
  • Period: 18th Cent and Earlier
  • Provenance: circa 1750

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