Moses Harris Illustration for 'The Aurelian
Moses Harris Illustration for 'The Aurelian

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Moses Harris Illustration for 'The Aurelian" 1766 plate XIV Framed/Glazed

Ref: Aure/14 / LA2380


$368 - €324

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Copper engraved print, finely hand colour when published. Fine hand colour copper engraving published in Moses Harris' 'Aurelian', in London. The Aurelian, a Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies. According to Lisney, author of A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera, Harris was "one of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the eighteenth century." This work is known as his best, presenting scientific ideas in highly artistic illustrations.

It was originally published by Harris in 1766 and is on laid paper a later reissue by Bohn in 1840 is on polished rag paper. Moses Harris 1731-85 was an 'Aurelian' the ancient term for a lepidopterist. These as in all my pictures are cheaper collected and in this case cheaper for the set of 4.


Height : 29.8 cm - 11.73 in

Width : 22.7 cm - 8.94 in


Heatons has clarified that the Moses Harris Illustration for 'The Aurelian" 1766 is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is 1766.


Above size is plus frame and mount. They all have slight age toning, colours good paper condition good as hand-made laid paper. Poor images as taken through glass on frame.

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