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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris L.) c.1645

RCIN 804570

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An etching of two views of a tiger cowrie, Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758 [Cypraeidae; A&D p. 97]. Indo-Pacific, to 90 mm (there is a larger Hawaiian subspecies). Copied in Buonanni, 2.III.231-2, reversed (with no shadow).

See general notes on 804563.