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1801 Montfort squid octopus engraving

1801 Montfort squid octopus engraving

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Common squid and Octopus - natural paper toning of originals. 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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