Illustrations by
Sowerby, George Brettingham II

George Brettingham Sowerby II was a British naturalist, illustrator, and conchologist. Together with his father, George Brettingham Sowerby I, he published the Thesaurus Conchyliorum and other illustrated works on molluscs. He was an elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society on 7 May 1844. He was the father of George Brettingham Sowerby III, also a malacologist.

The shell craze was further hyped with the publication of British Conchology, a five volume set of books written by the lawyer John Gwyn ...