Whales from Turpin’s 1816 Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles – Baleen, Rorqual

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.

Shown are:

1. Baleine franche
2. Baleineoptere roquale

Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm (Sheet)
Platemark: 12 X 20.5 cm