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Martyn, Thomaslocked

(fl. 1779–1811)
  • Anita McConnell

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Martyn, Thomas (fl. 1779–1811), natural history illustrator and pamphleteer, was said to be a native of Coventry, Warwickshire (Nichols, 8.432). Martyn developed a talent for coloured depictions of insects and shells. He purchased shells brought back from Cook's third voyage, although, as he wrote to ...

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J. Nichols, , 9 vols. (1812–16); facs. repr. (1966)