BG-12209-167

Antique Print of a Painted Coral Snake by Orbigny (1849)

  • Condition: Good, image trimmed. Originally on one sheet with an image of a cobra. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1849
  • Overall size: 16 x 10 cm.
  • Image size: 11 x 7 cm.
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Description: Antique print of a painted coral snake. This print originates from 'Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle' published under the supervision of Charles d'Orbigny. This was one of the finest and best illustrated natural history works of the era. The outstanding and vividly hand colored plates are by the leading artists of the day, such as Travies, Oudart and Pretre.

Artists and Engravres: Charles Henry Dessalines d'Orbigny was a French botanist and geologist specializing in the Tertiary of France.