This is an original 1882 black and white in-text wood engraving of the belly and back of an Elpidia glacialis
or "Théel" arctic marine species that originated from the polar waters of the Kara Sea.
This 129+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Light surface rub - left side. Light water stain - top center. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 3.5 inches; 10 x 9 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Sea, Ocean, Art, Wildlife, Species, Specimen, Naturalist, Biology, Science, Creature, Invertebrate, Kara, Belly, Back, Portrait, Zoology