Sandtique Rare Prints
U.S.N. Astr. Expedition - "PERNA CHILIANA" by Richard - PL. XLII - 1860
ANTIQUE ENGRAVING PLATE OF SEASHELLS
This 151 year old lithograph is from the book "REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OACEAN" Published by The War Department in Washington in 1860. The artist was J.H. Richard.
These railroad surveys were the first attempt at a comprehensive, systematic, geographical exploration of the western regions, and some of the earliest Botanical and Zoological images found in the West
This LITHOGRAPH print has an image that is about 7 1/4" x 10" on a leaf or page that is 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". It is in very good condtion. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift for a print collector or a fisherman.
The print that is being auctioned is of:
"TEREBRATULA SUBTETRAEDRA" - PLATE XLII
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