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Fine art prints by Mawe, John

John Mawe was a British conchologist who published a well received guide on shell collecting. Shell collecting reached its apex in England during the late 18th and early and middle 19th centuries. This was the period of the burgeoning Pacific and China trade; new islands were being discovered, and the shells found there were first imported as curiosities, later as specimens for the collectors among the newly rich merchant princes. This period reached its highest point in the 1850s and ’60s, when shell auctions became a common occurrence and relatively high prices were paid for particularly rare and perfect specimens.

Our fine art prints are inspired by antique illustrations. We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.

Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features a Paper Sailor Nautilus shell.Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes ..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Thorny Oyster or Artichoke shells (Spondylus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the ..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Claw shells (Strombus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features a collection of cone shells (conus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel cl..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Cone, Volute, Helix shells (Some illustrated for first time in history).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sou..
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Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Cowrie shells (Cypraea).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fil..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features a Rock or Trumpet shells (Murex).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel class..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Volute or Wreath shells (Voluta).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel class..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.FeaturesAbalone or Sea Ear shells (Haliotis).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel cl..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Antique Lamp shells (Anomia).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes t..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features a collection of Ark shells (Arca).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel clas..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features a collection of Cockle or Heart shells (Cardium).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and t..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Dipper or Bubble shells (Bulla).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classe..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Fin shell, Nacre or Sea Wing shells (Pinna).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the ge..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Kneading-Trough shells (Mactra).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classe..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Limpet or Dish shells (Patella).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classe..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Mussel shells (Mytilus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fil..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Neirte or Hoof shells (Nerita).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Oyster and Scallop shells (Ostrea).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel cla..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Snail or Spiral shells (Helix).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Stone Piercer shells (Pholas).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes ..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Tellina or Angled Wedge shells (Tellina).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the gente..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Top shells (Trochus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill t..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Turban shells (Turbo).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill ..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Venus shells (Venus).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill t..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Wedge shells (Donax).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fill t..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Whelk shells (Buccinum).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel classes to fil..
US$20.00
Fine art print of seashells inspired by a lithograph made in the 1820s by John Mawe.Features Acorn or Barnacle shells (Lepas).Shell collecting was a popular 18th and 19th century pastime. During this era of exploration, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by collectors and the genteel class..
US$20.00
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