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Pattern plates for The mineral conchology of Great Britain, between 1810-1845?.

Author: James Sowerby; James de Carle Sowerby
Edition/Format:   Image : Original artwork : Picture   Archival Material : English
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Genre/Form: Copper engravings
Hand coloring
Pictorial works
Material Type: Original artwork, Picture
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Sowerby; James de Carle Sowerby
OCLC Number: 53927833
Notes: Original archival hand colored pattern plates for "Mineral conchology of Great Britain, or, Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals, or shells which have been preserved at various times, and depths in the earth." This work was published over a 34 year period (1812-1846). The final parts were produced by his son James De Carle, with the help of George Brettingham. When complete, the published work contained 650 colored plates, each with a letter-press description, in seven volumes.
Copper plate engravings in black printing ink, hand colored with watercolor, with iron gall ink and graphite inscriptions.
Plates are numbered 1-648. Two plates for #33 (#33a and #33b) and #184 (#184a and #184b). Two plates for #247 (duplicates). Plates #270, 470, 570,589,590,601,609,646 are missing from the collection.
Description: 643 plates : hand colored copper engravings ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Mineral conchology of Great Britain.

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