3 April 2002
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F.H.W. MARTINI (ACTIVE MID 18TH CENTURY)
a group of eight concological studies, from Neues Systematiches Conchylien-Cabinet
eight engravings, circa 1750, with hand-coloring, on laid papers, with margins, occasional pale foxing on several plates, Tab. LIX. with staining mostly in the margins, otherwise apparently in good condition, in burlwood frames, not examined out of the frames
all P. approx. 9¼ x 6 7/8 in. (235 x 174 mm.) (8)
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Tab. XXV., Tab. XXVI., Tab. XXIX., Tab. CVII., Tab. XCI., Tab. CIII., Tab. LIX., Tab. LXI.
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