Tomus 3 Tab. CIX from "The Cabinet of
Natural Curiosities" by Albertus Seba. Amsterdam: Jansson-Waesberg, 1758. Original engraving with later hand-coloring. Unframed. Unsigned. Edges lightly toned, paper lightly smudged.
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) is considered to be
one of the most important reef-building corals in the Caribbean and is named after the resemblance to elk antlers. These branches create habitats for many other reef species, such as lobsters, parrot-fish, ...
Original copper engraving by Johan Michael Seligman after
the original work of Mark Catesby from "Sammlung verschiedener auslaendisher und seltener," by G. Edwards. Hand-colored at time of publication. Nuremberg, circa 1760. Unframed. Names of artists printed in lower corners.