Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Pair of 18th Century Large Black and White Engravings

$4,000

About

These 18th century copperplate engravings are oversized. Framing is recent. Non-glare museum glass. Floated on acid free matting. Three pair available. These are Large Black and White Engraving of Sea Shells by Lister. These very rare copper engravings are from Martin Lister's work Historiae sive synopsis methodicae conchyliorum et tabulae anatomicarum. It was published in 1770 in Oxford by Clarendon Press. Lister's wife and daughter illustrated the prolific work. This is the second edition and is considered the most desireable amongst collectors due to the larger paper size and beautiful engravings. Lister was an English naturalist & physician. He originally published Historiae Conchyliorum between 1685 and 1692. Martin Lister was baptized in Radclive, Buckinghamshire, and educated at St John's College, Cambridge (MA 1662); he then studied medicine at Montpellier from 1663 to 1666. While in France he became ‘an avid natural historian’ and physician, eventually becoming a court physician to Queen Anne in 1702.18 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1670/71, Lister devoted himself to a variety of biological studies, including botany, fossils and shellfish.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Width: 25.25 in. (64.14 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1782
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: 1311139182261

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Houston, TX
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.7 / 5
Located in Houston, TX
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1985
1stDibs seller since 2011
294 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Pair of 18th Century Hand-Colored Armorial Engravings
Located in Buchanan, MI
Pair of 18th century hand-colored armorial engravings in giltwood frames.
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Drawings

Materials

Giltwood

18th-19th Century Engraving of Ladies, Unmarked
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century engraving of ladies, unmarked.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Drawings

Materials

Paper

18th Century Framed Fashion Engraving
Located in Vista, CA
18th century framed fashion engraving. Gilding on frame is damaged (see picture).
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Drawings

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

18th Century Framed Fashion Engraving
Located in Vista, CA
18th century framed fashion engraving of a woman with a plume feather hat with fan and a walking stick.
Category

Antique 18th Century French Drawings

Materials

Glass, Paper, Wood

18th Century Framed Fashion Engraving
Located in Vista, CA
18th century framed fashion engraving of a woman dressed for entertaining or to be entertained, with a plume feather hat, a fancy bustle with green trim and a bouquet of flowers in h...
Category

Antique 18th Century European Drawings

Materials

Glass, Paper, Wood

18th Century Framed Fashion Engraving
Located in Vista, CA
18th century framed fashion engraving.
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier European Drawings

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

Set of Four French Equestrian Engravings, 18th-19th Century
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Set of four French equestrian engravings 18th-19th century depicting aristocrats and prize stallions in a procession or being shown at a festival, the upper borders with a differ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

18th Century German Black Forest engraving by Johann Elias Ridinger
By Johann Elias Ridinger
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
This 18 th century copperplate engraving from Johann Elias Ridinger shows a hunting scene with the title Spuhr einer Gembse (Chamois Tracks). It has a perfect linen passepartout and ...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century German Black Forest Drawings

Materials

Paper

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery