Georges Cuvier

Georges Cuvier - Marine Shells and Oysters Engraving from 18th Century





Two engravings from the book "Le Regne Animal," that was first printed in 1817. Subjects are various shells that have their scientific names in French. Prints are sold as a pair. Framed in a gold frame with a off white matte.

Artist Biography

Georges Cuvier, also known as Jean Leopold Nicolas Frederic, was french naturalist and zoologist. He is sometimes referred to as the "founding father of paleontology." His work is considered the foundation of vertebrate paleontology. He is known for his prints in the book "Le Regne Animal."


H 13 in. x W 10 in. x D .5 in.