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The hand-colored prints presented here were part of a folio illustrated and authored by the British artist George Sowerby.  Unlike other Sowerby seashell series, which had a more scientific orientation, this series was written for the lay person to provide "knowledge ... given in language easily understood, and as little burdened as possible with technical phraseology".

In these plates Sowerby "attempted to convey some of the most striking and interesting Mollouscous animals living in and about our own country."


Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4-1/2 x 6 inches
Matted:  9 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
Year: 1854
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying text

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Mollusca (No. 21540001)
Plate 1
Leather-bag Mollusca (Tunicatae)

Borers (No. 21540002)
Plate 2
Borers (Pholadidae)
Borers (No. 21540003)
Plate 3
Borers and Burrowers
Pandora (No. 21540004)
Plate 4
Pandora, et al
Burrowers (No. 21540005)
Plate 5
Mud Burrowers

Razor-shells (No. 21540006)
Plate 6

Tellina (No. 21540007)
Plate 7
Tellina, et al
Venus (No. 21540008)
Plate 8
Mactra, Venus, et al
Lepton (No. 21540009)
Plate 9
Lepton, Artemis, et al
Cardium (No. 21540010)
Plate 10

Laeda (No. 21540011)
Plate 11
Laeda, Nucula, et al

Lima (No. 21540012)
Plate 12
Lima, Anomia, et al
Chiton (No. 21540013)
Plate 13
Dentalium, Chiton, et al
Trochus (No. 21540014)
Plate 14
Haliotus, Trochus, et al
Littorina (No. 21540015)
Plate 15
Littorina, Lacuna, et al

Turitella (No. 21540016)
Plate 16
Aporrhais, Turitella, et al

Mangelia (No. 21540017)
Plate 17
Mangelia, et al
Bulla (No. 21540018)
Plate 18
Bulla, et al
Helix (No. 21540019)
Plate 19
Helix, Testacella, et al
Snails (No. 21540020)
Plate 20
Water Snails