antique prints, maps and watercolors

George Shaw. (Lachesis) General Zoology... London, 1800-26.$95.00

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"Lachensis Snake"

Shaw was the assistant keeper of the natural history department at the British Museum.  He described many new species for the first time in this comprehensive reference  of reptiles and amphibians.
Graphically striking black and white image.

5 ¼ x 8 3/8 inches, sheet.
Very good condition.