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Ashton Lever engraving William Holl Shelley 1835

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Sir Ashton Lever Knt


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Antique print relating to Australia


Sir Ashton Lever (1729 - 1788) was an English collector of natural objects. In 1775, his Holophusicon opened to the public in Leicester Square. Captain James Cook was so impressed by Lever's collection that he donated objects from his own voyages to the museum. Small mark at bottom edge of platemark. Top right corner of sheet missing - well-away from platemark.

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artist William Holl after S Shelley
method Steel-engraving
date 1835
size 230mm by 145mm (platemark)
SKU AU4091