Andrew Bell prints Collection, circa 1780-1810  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Bell, Andrew, 1726-1809.
Andrew Bell prints Collection
circa 1780-1810 (inclusive)
1 folder
Collection Number
Cage 5046 (collection)
This collection consists of three intaglio prints by Andrew Bell (1726-1809).
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


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This collection consists of three intaglio prints by Andrew Bell (1726-1809). All three were published as illustrations in an unidentified book or books, but were removed from the volumes at an unknown date. Andrew Bell produced illustrations for the earliest editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica and also for William Smellie's English translation of Buffon's Natural History, General and Particular. These items are most likely from an 18th-century edition of the latter title.

The dimensions of the leaves are approximately 12.5 x 21 cm.

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Preferred Citation

[Item Description] Andrew Bell prints collection Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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1: Walrus (labeled Plate CCL)
2: White or Polar Bear (labeled Plate CCLXXIX)
3: Bison (labeled Plate CLVVIII)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Animals in art
  • Zoological illustration
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Intaglio prints
  • Prints (visual works)