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Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings

1815c. J.-G. Prêtre Conchology Seashells Venus - Original hand colour

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Hand-colored engraved Seashell print from the early 1800s issued in the  French natural history series Zoologie.

The prints are based on illustrations by Jean-Gabriel Prêtre - official painter for the French natural history museum, and for Empress Josephine's private zoo.

The French botanist and illustrator Pierre Turpin (1775-1840) directed the project. 

22.5 x 13.6 cm

Exquisite original hand colour.