C1827

1. Hippopotammus amphibius. L. (The Hippopotamus). 2. Tapir indicus. (The Tapir of India.) 3. Head of Tapir americanus. L. (The American Tapir.)

Fine French engraving of a Hippopotamus. From Baron Cuvier’s The Animal Kingdom.

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S/N: AKAIC-ANI-OS-051–402052
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Full Title:

1. Hippopotammus amphibius. L. (The Hippopotamus). 2. Tapir indicus. (The Tapir of India.) 3. Head of Tapir americanus. L. (The American Tapir.)

Date:

C1827

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

95mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Hippopotammus amphibius. L. (The Hippopotamus). 2. Tapir indicus. (The Tapir of India.) 3. Head of Tapir americanus. L. (The American Tapir.) - Antique Print from 1827

Genuine antique
dated:

1827

Description:

Fine French engraving of a Hippopotamus.

From Baron Cuvier’s The Animal Kingdom.

Baron Cuvier (1769 - 1832)

Cuvier was a pioneer in the science of comparative anatomy, he originated a system of zoological classification that comprised four phyla based on differences in structure of the skeleton and organs. His reconstruction of the soft parts of fossils deduced from their skeletal remains greatly advanced the science of paleontology. The flying reptile pterodactyl was identified and named by Cuvier. He rejected the theory of evolution in favor of catastrophism. Cuvier held various high posts in the government and did much to develop higher education in France.

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