Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1815c. J.-G. Prêtre Conchology Seashells Venus - Original hand colour
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.