The Duchess's shells : natural history collecting in the age of Cook's voyages /
"Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, the 2nd Duchess of Portland (1715-1785), was one of the wealthiest women in eighteenth-century Britain. She collected fine and decorative arts (the Portland Vase was her most famous acquisition), but her great love was natural history, and shells in particular. Over the...
|Main Author:||Tobin, Beth Fowkes,|
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