(Volume III, Print #20 Page 394)
(Drawn by Prêtre, engraved by Sophie Cornu)
Taken from 'Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, par M. le Comte de Lacepède Tome Troisième Paris 1819'
Light browning top and right edge, very light yellowing elsewhere.
12.5 X 21.25 cm 4-7/8” X 8-3/8“
Jean-Gabriel Prêtre (20 December 1768 – 29 April 1849) was a Swiss-French natural history painter who illustrated birds, mammals and reptiles in a large number of books. Several species of animal were named after him.
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