Whales from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles by Pierre Jean Francis Turpin, published in France by Levrault, 1816.
Text at top: Zoologie – Mammiferes – Cetaces
These handcolored prints were engraved after drawings by Pretre.
Turpin was one of the greatest botanical and natural history engravers of his time.
1. Baleine franche
2. Baleineoptere roquale
Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm (Sheet)
Platemark: 12 X 20.5 cm