Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (endangered).
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Dimensions:3764 x 6288 px | 31.9 x 53.2 cm | 12.5 x 21 inches | 300dpi
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Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (endangered). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's "Dictionary of Natural Science, " Florence, Italy, 1837. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Stanghi, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by Batelli e Figli. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780~1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History. Turpin (1775-1840) is considered one of the greatest French botanical illustrators of the 19th century.