Date of Printing: 1834 • Medium: Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Insects • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 20.5 x 12.7 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 20.5 x 12.7 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor toning at edges • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
Three spiders from "The animal kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the natural history of animals (Arachnides. Pl. 11)" This was the English translation of the origial French version printed in 1828.
Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (French: 1769 – 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology". Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils.