1801 Montfort squid octopus engraving

1801 Montfort squid octopus engraving

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Caption: Common squid and octopus. Pierre Denys de Montfort engravings from "Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Mollusques" (2 vols., Paris 1801–1802) published as an addendum to the comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, generale et particuliere. Montfort", (1766–1820) was a French naturalist, in particular a malacologist, remembered today for his pioneering work on the legends of the gigantic octopus Architeuthis.

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