Engraving of three fish from Cuvier’s ‘Animal Kingdom (1834-7) #13

$26.00 USD

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Page from English version of George Cuvier’s famous ‘Animal Kingdom’.

Animal Kingdom Plate 34 quar

  1. Pimelepterus Boscii (Razor Fish)
  2. Polyacanthus Hasselti. n. (Java Combtail)
  3. Brama Raii Bl. Schn. (Pomfret)

Printer: ‘London: G. Henderson, 2. Old Bailey

Nicely hand-coloured.

Oxidation around edges, light image transfer on back. Paper crinkled on left, where bound in volume.

8 ⅜” x 5 ⅛”


Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (1769 – 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils.

His most famous work is Le Règne Animal (1817; English: The Animal Kingdom).