An original 1858 untitled hand coloured print from engraving, with the publisher's details at the foot of the print.
It shows eleven beetles. The types are possibly: Hercules - Rhinoceros - Elephant - etc.
The print measures 245 x 160 mm ( 9.5 x 6.25) " approx. It has a blank reverse. It is untitled. It has a considerable amount of age yellowing with handling marks, please refer to scans for condition. please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve. Info. The term "an original print" is an image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time
Provenance: From a series of engravings in Oliver Goldsmith's A History of the Earth and Animated Nature; Publisher: A. Fullerton, Edinburgh & London 1851 and 1858.
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