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Shaw's General Zoology - (Insects) - "PHALAENA MOTH" - Copper Engraving - 1805

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Shaw's General Zoology - (Insects) - "PHALAENA MOTH" - Copper Engraving - 1805

$ 19.99

RARE, ANTIQUE, COPPER ENGRAVED PRINT

This 210 year old print is from "GENERAL ZOOLOGY or SYSTEMATIC NATURAL HISTORY " by George Shaw from 1805.  It was published by G. Kearsley of London and was engraved by Mr. Heath or Mr. Griffith.

George Shaw (1751 - 1813) was an English botanist and zoologist.  In 1786 he became the assistant lecturer in botany at Oxford University. He was a co-founder of the Linnean Society in 1788, and became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1789.

This copper engraving print (the size of the picture) is about 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" on a page that is about 8 1/4" x 5" It is in  good condition with minor age toning and some image transfer.  It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.


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