Turpin – Sea Shells – Handcolored Antique Print

Antique Handcolored Engraving of sea shells

From Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles by Pierre Jean Francis Turpin, published in France by Levrault, 1816.

Text reads: Zoologie – Conchyliologie – Entomostomes

Handcolored print engraved after drawings by Pretre.

Turpin was one of the greatest botanical and nautral history engravers of his time.

The print shows:

Rostellarie becarquee, Alene tachetee, Vis buccin, Planaxe sillone, Melanopside buccinoide

Dimensions: 14.5 X 23.5 cm

 

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