C1808

Mollusques et Zoophytes

1. Pyrosoma 2. Cuvieria 3. Salpa 4. Spirulea 5. Loligo 6. Velella

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S/N: VDATAQ-030-FISH–226439
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Full Title:

Mollusques et Zoophytes

Date:

C1808

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 315mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mollusques et Zoophytes - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

1. Pyrosoma

2. Cuvieria

3. Salpa

4. Spirulea

5. Loligo

6. Velella

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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