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Description: This finely engraved large hand coloured original antique print of shells & molluscs of the South Pacific was engraved in 1798 - the date is engraved at the foot of the print - and was published in the 1st English edition of Charts And Plates To La Perouse's Voyage by Comte de La Pérouse, published by G.G & J. Robinson, London in 1799. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Green, yellow General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 18in x 11 1/2in (460mm x 295mm) Plate size: - 17in x 10 1/2in (430mm x 270mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None