While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Cone Shells KNR19B $95
Each print measures approximately 7 1/2
inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long.
With great enthusiasm, we are once again able to offer a
complete selection of prints from one of the rarest and
most beautiful of all the shell works “Les Delices
des Yeux et de L’Esprit, a la Representation d’une
Collection Universelle des Coquilles” by Georg
Wolfgang Knorr published in 1764 in Nuremberg, Germany.
A wide variety of shells are represented, all extremely
well drawn and beautifully hand colored.
Knorr (1705-1761) was a renowned German paleontologist
as well as a painter, draftsman, engraver, collector &
art dealer. He began engraving at the age of 18, working
with Martin Tyroff on illustrations for the Physica
Sacra. Later, Knorr went on to publish several
scientific works from Nuremberg, all distinguished for
their beautiful hand coloring.
These are among the greatest shell illustrations of all
time, and the fine condition of the prints along with
hand coloring that is as fresh and brilliant as the day
it was done, make them a rare find indeed. The paper is
a soft white in color, strong and chain-lined with some
sheets bearing a crown watermark. There are no fox marks
or other blemishes at all. Each print measures
approximately 7 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long.
There is no descriptive text, but a copy of the coloured
title page will be included. The nautilus shells have
exceptionally fine hand colouring, even for this
beautifully coloured work.
These prints are in amazing condition for any work, let
alone one that is 250 years old!
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orders. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is
$8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage.
Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as
gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK or
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