CUVIER - THE COMMON PRAWN print (PALAEMON SERRATUS)
This very beautiful, original handcoloured engraving of Crustacea, is from Georges Cuvier's “Le Règne Animal Distribué d’après son Organisationor.” The Animal Kingdom, Distributed According to Its Organisation.
Published in Paris by Fortin and Masson in 1817-1849.
“Cuvier, (1769 – 1862) French naturalist, one of the foremost comparative anatomists of all time and the leader of science in his day. Le Règne Animal first published in 1817, embodied a lifetime of research on living and extinct animals.”
S. Peter Dance “The Art of Natural History – Animal Illustrators and their Work.” New York 1978