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Asteria Sea Star

How spectacular! Here we have a 233-year old copper-plate engraving of an Asterias Sea Star. However...did we mention it's been expertly and authentically hand colored?! The art of hand-coloring began in the late 17th century and remains just as remarkable in modern day. One of the incredible positives of hand-colored engravings is that no two pieces are the same! Making each plate engraving a one-of-a-kind piece of history.

Designed by Italian-born engraver Pietro Scattaglia, this exotic starfish was intended to be a part of the 1780 edition of "Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique des Trois Regnes de la Nature" or "Methodical Encyclopedic Table of the Three Kingdoms of Nature", a publication that ran from 1782-1832, and was published by French publisher Charles Joseph Panckoucke.

The perfect addition for the marine biologist, sea lover or thalassophile in your life!

Condition: Good. Age toning in accordance with documents age. Minor creases along top border. Foxing along top border. Very light age spots near bottom and left hand borders. Please use zoom feature to get a better understanding of documents overall condition. 

Year: c.1789 - 233 years old

Size: 11.5" x 9.0" (29cm x 23cm)


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