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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Imperial cone (Conus imperialis L.) c.1645

RCIN 804571

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An etching of an imperial cone shell, Conus imperialis Linnaeus, 1758 [Conidae; A&D p. 244]. Indo-Pacific, to 110 mm. Has been associated with Rembrandt’s etching B.159, but that is a different species, C. marmoreus Linnaeus, 1758. Not copied in Buonanni (though there are several cones, 2.III.123-139) or Lister.

See general notes on 804563.