Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Engravings with extensive hand coloring, printed in London, 1784, full title reads Figures of Nondescript (common) Shells, Collected in Different Voyages in the South Seas Since the Year 1764
, each retains provenance information to verso, presented in uniform floating frames.
Sheet size 11 x 13 5/8 in. (each approximately); 14 x 16 1/2 in.
Darvill's Rare Print Shop, Eastsound, Washington
With the incredibly detailed and abundant hand coloring over these engravings, they could easily be mistaken for watercolor or gouache. The examples offered here retain especially saturated and life-like coloring.
Overall very good condition with some slight toning and few foxing marks; not examined out of frames.