1790 Bonnaterre ORB Fish 'La Courte-epine’ Folio hand coloured engraving
BONNATERRE engraving by Bernard
Rare copper engraving. Hand coloured (most probably of a later date).
Leaf: 18.5 x 28.5 cm
Abbe Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752-1804) was a French naturalist. He added copious portions on mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and fish to the Encyclopedie Methodique. In total he created around 400 illustrations for this work. Bonnaterre is credited with 25 new species of fish.