King's Crown Sea Shell, Greeting Card, Natural History Illustration
King's Crown Sea Shell greeting card is great for shell lovers. This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. It includes a A2-size (4.25 X 5.5") card, cream envelope and clear sleeve. Card is blank inside. Handcrafted in USA when you order.
• SINGLE CARD: A2-size (4.25 X 5.5") + envelope
• SET OF 4 CARDS: A2-size (4.25 X 5.5") + envelopes
BEHIND THE SCENES:
This is a colorful illustration of a King's Crown Shell (Cassicles verae et Fimbriatae [trans: shell with fringe], likely a Melongena corona, commonly know as King's Crown). It first appeared as plate #35 in the book "Neues Systematisches Conchylien Cabinet" by Friedrich Martini, a German physician and conchologist. Martini began work on the book in 1769. Later, Johann Chemnitz added to the multi-volume book set.