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Georg Wolfgang Knorr "Shells" Pl.IV 1764
Georg Wolfgang Knorr "Shells" Pl.IV 1764
This beautiful shell engraving featuring original hand-coloring is from Georg Wolfgang Knorr's work Les Delices des Yeux et de L'Esprit, a la Representaion d'une Collection Universelle des Coquilles. The work was published in 1764 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Knorr was a noted protogeologist, art dealer, painter, and engraver. He developed his skill for copper-plate engravings working for Leonhard Blanc & Martin Tyroff in the creation of illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra. Knorr's interest in natural history quickly placed him among a talented group of artists and scientists in Nuremberg, including the reknowned Christoph Jakob Trew.

"Knorr (1705-1761) was one of the leading protogeologists of the eighteenth century as well as a highly competent engraver. Nearly one thousand shells are depicted in this work. The plates are all extremely well drawn and beautifully painted." (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting, p. 50).

Small 4to., 8" x 9 3/4" overall measurement, copperplate engraving, left edge uneven from disbinding, water stain top margin (will mat out), several small foxing marks otherwise excellent condition, Nurenberg, 1764. *Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.

Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.
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Price: $175.00
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