Testacea Britannica plate 16

Colonel George Montagu and Eliza D'Orville1803

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter, United Kingdom

Montagu was the first person to publish a comprehensive monograph on the molluscs of the British Isles. His mistress, Eliza, drew the illustrations. Each plate is signed with her name or initials. This plate shows freshwater snails.


  • Title: Testacea Britannica plate 16
  • Creator: Colonel George Montagu, Eliza D'Orville
  • Creator Lifespan: 1753/1815
  • Date Created: 1803
  • Location Created: UK
  • Subject Keywords: mollusc, shell, sea shell, book, marine biology, natural history, conchology

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