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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Trapezium horse conch (Pleuroploca trapezium L.) c.1645

RCIN 804575

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An etching of a trapezium horse conch, Pleuroploca trapezium Linnaeus, 1758 [Fasciolariidae; Abbott & Dance p. 182]. Indo-Pacific, to 150 mm. Copied in Buonanni, 2.III.287, reversed with the addition of a shadow; this in turn copied in Lister, IV.14.1, again reversed and thus in the same sense as the present print, with the shadow omitted.

See 804563 for a fuller account.