Microscopic Organisms Wheel Insects Hydra 1788 antique engraved print
$ 55.00

Microscopical Objects, Class 1. Animal, Subjects. Hydra or Polypes

(Wheel Insects, Microscopic Organisms, Advancing Technology)

Issued ca.1790, London by C. Cooke

Visually fascinating and uncommon original antique engraved print. The images are rendered and arranged in a manner unique to this era. This style of image is simply not being produced today.

Printed in the late 18th century, on hand-made paper which has gently age toned & spotting from time & handling (as always) and displays normal minor waviness, but which remains sound, mostly clean & well preserved. Many paper items of this age either do not survive as well preserved as this example or at all.

In Good or better condition; normal uniform minor age toning to sheet as typical, and small staining or spotting. Overall the printed image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Sheet displays a nice age patina which is the result of 200+ years time and the hand-made materials used to construct the paper and print it from an inked metal plate.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable image is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].

A little-known and fascinating antique printed image which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy to own and display.

Sheet measures c.  14 1/4" H x  9" W.

Printed area measures c. 13" H x  8" W