King's Crown Sea Shell #35 Art Print by Martini, Vintage Costal Natural History Illustration
King's Crown Sea Shell #35 Art Print 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 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.