'Eastern Silk Merchants', c 1845.
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Vignette from a lithographic plate showing two Eastern merchants with their camels laden with silk wares. Taken from 'The Silk-Worm' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing their utility to man in their services during life, and uses after death' (1845), illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas and published by Thomas Varty. Printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day & Haghe.