Volutae Sea Shell #386 Art Print by Martini, Natural History Illustration
Volutae Sea Shell Print #386 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 Volutae Shell (Cymbiola imperialis, a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk of the genus Cymbiola in the family Volutidae). It first appeared as plate #386 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.