Oysters, Huitre, Ostrea. Histoire Naturelle 1790 Vers Testaces a Coquille Bivalve irreguliere.
Fourteen copper plate engravings of Oysters, hand coloured, on hand made uncut thick paper.
The engravings are from “Tableau Encyclopedique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature” published by Charles Joseph Panckoucke circa 1790.
The Encyclopedia was printed during the time of the French Revolution and was written by the most knowledgeable French writers and scholars of the time.
This section was edited by Jean-Guillaume Bruguiere and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. The engravings are by Benard. The Encyclopedia was extremely popular, and was copied a great many number of times.
Size 43 x 31 cm, Condition very good.
Price £95.00 / $122.00 (plus post and packaging)
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