Cone-Top Sea Shell #167 Art Print by Martini, Vintage Costal Natural History Illustration
DESCRIPTION:Cone-Top Sea Shell Print #167 by Martini. This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. It includes a custom-cut antique white mat, backing board and clear sleeve. Handcrafted in USA when you order.
• SMALL: 5 x 7" print is matted in 8" x 10" antique white mat.
• MEDIUM: 8 x 10" print is matted in 11" x 14" antique white mat.
• LARGE: 11 x 14" print is matted in 16" x 20" antique white mat.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
This is a colorful illustration of a Cone-Top Sea Shell (Tectus conus, a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tegulidae). It first appeared as plate #167 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.