Original Antique Print Neues Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet 1779 1785 Shells

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Seller: gonzomanxfactor (1,002) 100%, Location: Baytown, Texas, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 254085947503 This action is for an original page from one of the volumes of “NeuesSystematisches Conchylien-Cabinet”. These pages have beautiful wonderful illustrations ofshells that were done over 223 years ago. These pages were hand colored byartist individually. The page in this auction is not a copy or reproduction. Itis an original page taken out of one of the original volumes of “Neues SystematischesConchylien-Cabinet”. Neues Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet is a collection of 11 pictorial books ofmarine shells. Each page was individually hand colored and very beautiful. Thefirst three volumes were published by Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe starting in 1769.After his death in 1778 Johann Chemnitz continued the work creating eight morevolumes between 1779 and 1795 Friedrich Wilhelm Martini who practiced medicine in Hamburg began, in1769, the richly colour illustrated shell book: Neues systematischesConchylien-Cabinet published by Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe at Nürnberg. But he diedafter the publication of the third volume. His work was continued by JohannHieronymus Chemnitz (1730–1800) who added eight volumes between 1779 and 1795.Even though the work does not use the binomial system both are considered theauthors of the new species. He was a Member of Berlinische GesellschaftNaturforschender Freunde Johann Chemnitz continued the work of Friedrich WilhelmMartini (1729–1778), Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet. He added to thethree volumes previously published eight new volumes in 1779 and 1795. Althoughneither of the two authors use the binomial system, they are regarded as theauthors of many species which were first described in this work. Chemnitz usedmany specimens from cabinet of curiosities of the king of Denmark whoseconservator was Lorenz Spengler (1720–1807). Chemnitz began with a collectionof half shells before collecting whole shells. His patron was Christian HeeHwass (1731–1803). This print is an original. This is NOT a copy or reproduction. It is in excellent shape. Please look at all the pictures to evaluate the condition. The pictures are part of the description. Condition: This print is an original. This is NOT a copy or reproduction. Please look at all the pictures to evaluate the condition. The pictures are part of the description., Width (Inches): 9.5, Subject: Sea Shells, Date of Creation: Pre-1796, Height (Inches): 12, Print Surface: Paper, Original/Reproduction: Original, Size: Small (up to 12in.), Color: Multi-Color

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