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