An original antique engraving from a comprehensive french encyclopedia produced in Paris in the late 18th century by Charles Joseph Panckouke. Entitled, Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique des Trois Regnes de la Nature, the multi volume work was widely admired for introducing many new species of plants, animals, minerals, etc. to an eager European audience. Panckouke hired Pierre-Joseph Bonneterre to create the illustrated plates describing fish, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as cetaceans and mammals. Wonderfully decorative engraving of the new varieties of fish being introduced to Europe.
Copperplate engraving hand colored.
11.5 x 9.5 inches sheet size.
Excellent original condition.
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