Georg Wolfgang Knorr

Size: ~8 x 10 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings
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Delices des yeux et esprit
Shell Collection I
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel001

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Shell Collection II
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel002

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Shell Collection II bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection IV
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel004

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Shell Collection V
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel005

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Shell Collection V bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection VI
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel006

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Shell Collection VII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel007

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Shell Collection VII bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection VIII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel008

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Shell Collection VIII bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection IX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel009

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Shell Collection X
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel010

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Shell Collection X bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel010-1

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Shell Collection XI
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel011

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Shell Collection XI bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel011-1

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Shell Collection XII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel012

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Shell Collection XII bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel012-1

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Shell Collection XIII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel013

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Shell Collection XIII bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel013-1

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Shell Collection XIV
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel014

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Shell Collection XV
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel015

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Shell Collection XV bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel015-1

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Shell Collection XVI
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel016

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Shell Collection XVII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel017

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Shell Collection XVIII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel018

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Shell Collection XVIII bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection XIX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel019

Delices des yeux et esprit
Shell Collection XIX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel019-1

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Shell Collection XX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel020

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Shell Collection XX bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection XXI bis
Date: 1760
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Shell Collection XXI bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel021-1

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Shell Collection XXII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel022

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Shell Collection XXIII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel023

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Shell Collection XXIII bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel023-1

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Shell Collection XXIV
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel024

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Shell Collection XXIV bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel024-1

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Shell Collection XXV
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel025

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Shell Collection XXV bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel025-1

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Shell Collection XXVI
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel026

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Shell Collection XXVI bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel026-1

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Shell Collection XXVII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel027

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Shell Collection XXVII bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel027-1

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Shell Collection XXVIII
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel028

Delices des yeux et esprit
Shell Collection XXVIII bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel028-1

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Shell Collection XXIX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel029

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Shell Collection XXIX bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel029-1

Delices des yeux et esprit
Shell Collection XXX
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel030

Delices des yeux et esprit
Shell Collection XXX bis
Date: 1760
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Print Code: Shedel030-1

These magnificent and extremely rare hand colored copperplate engravings have been selected from a German work (translated in French) entitled "Les Delices des Yeux et de l'Esprit, ou Collection Generale des Differentes Especes de Coquillages que la Mer Renferme, published under the supervision of Georg Wolfgang Knorr in Nuremberg between 1760 and 1773.

Georg Wolfgang Knorr was born on December 30, 1705, in Nuremberg and died there on September 17, 1761. Knorr learned the engraving trade under J. L. Blank and had his first great success with his illustrations for Johannes Jacob Scheuzer's "Physica sacra" (1731), through which he became interested in the natural sciences.

Through his own studies, he gained a wide base of knowledge in art history and the natural sciences. Georg Wolfgang Knorr spent his whole life in Nuremberg, though he did undertake several short trips away from his hometown.

During his lifetime, he published numerous engravings, some as single folios and some in books. Noteworthy are his works "Deliciae naturae selectae" (1766-67) and the "Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths," the latter of which was the sequel to the first volume which appeared in 1757. The title and content of these volumes, exceedingly popular in amateur circles, exemplifies the contemporary aesthetization of zoology, especially in the area of colorful mussels.