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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Pink conch (Strombus gigas L.) c.1645

RCIN 804568

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An etching of a pink conch, Strombus gigas Linnaeus, 1758 [Strombidae; A&D p. 75]. Caribbean, to 300mm; now severely overfished both for food and for its shell. 

Copied in Buonanni, 2.III.304, reversed with the addition of a shadow.

See general notes on 804563.