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[Album sheet with three watercolours of Death's Head Moths by Albin Roberts Burt.]
[Album sheet with three watercolours of Death's Head Moths by Albin Roberts Burt.]
[1826-7.]
Abum sheet with three watercolours and two coloured etchings. Sheet 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼").
Illustrations of the chrysalis, caterpillar and adult Death's Head Moth, with an ink mss. description signed by Albin Roberts Burt, dated 1826. On the same sheet is a table of sign-language etched by Burt and an illustration of a mosaic of the Roman villa at Bignor. Albin Roberts Burt (1783-1842), portrait-painter and engraver.
[Ref: 61402]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Giant Octopus] Le Poulpe Colossal.
[Giant Octopus] Le Poulpe Colossal.
Denys-Montfort del. E. Voysard S.
[n.d., 1801.]
Engraving. Printed area 135 x 80mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Stamp of Brooklyn Public Library.
Very unusual image showing a giant octopus, Kraken, grappling with a ship. From Buffon's ' Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des mollusques, animaux sans vertèbres et a sang blanc'.
[Ref: 61382]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Zebu Bull.
The Zebu Bull. The property of M.r Cross, Exeter Change.
London: William Darton; 58 Holborn Hill. [n.d. c.1815]
Engraving, sheet 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼"). Trimmed within plate. A bit of staining in right corner.
A humped cow stands against an outdoor backdrop near a fence, another lies on the ground near a river. The zebu are a domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Edward Cross (1774 1854) was an English zoo proprietor and dealer in animals. He owned the menagerie at the Exeter Exchange from 1814 to its demolition in 1829.
[Ref: 61530]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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