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Publisher: LELORGNE DE SAVIGNY, M.J.C.
Title: Astéries.
Published in: Paris, 1822
   
Size: 22.4 x 16.9 inches.
57.0 x 43.0 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: The size of the paper is 70x52cm.
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Decorative engraving of a star fish, engraved by Boquet. Marie Jules César Lelorgne de Savigny (April 5, 1777 - October 5, 1851) was a French zoologist. In 1798 he traveled to Egypt with the Emperor Napoleon as part of the French scientific expedition to that country, and contributed to the publication of the findings of the expedition in 1809 (Description de l'Égypte published more fully in 1822). He wrote about the fauna in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea and discovered that mouth parts of arthropods were transformed extremities.
Engraved y Marcet and Leleu.
Savigny was responsible, along with Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, for the zoology sections of the Description de l’Égypte. The plates were engraved between 1805 and 1814, and Savigny contributed all of the ornithology sections and supplemented other sections on vertebrates. The invertebrates are represented on 105 plates with thousands of drawings, all of them from Savigny’s research.




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