Turpin Shell Prints, Sea Prints
Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints 1816 - 1829

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Ampullaire, Helicine TRS11 $45
Each print measures approximately 8 1/4 inches by 10 7/8 inches, with full margins not shown.

We are very excited to offer prints from this extremely rare work of beautifully hand colored stipple engravings. It is even rarer in the form in which we present it today, the large paper copy.   It derives from the work of the luminaries of the 18th century under the support of the king of France, Louis XV, and the later direction of Turpin. Most of the prints are by Turpin & Pretre. First sent to the Royal Printing House of France from 1816-1829, it was then published in Italian in 1837 by Batelli & Sons. We are offering prints from the first French publication.
(Ref: Ceresoli)

This work is truly unique, in that it encompasses the entire “natural world” of the title page, and includes illustrations spanning the entire animal and plant kingdom. Turpin was one of the greatest botanical painters of his time. Largely self taught, he was inspired by the botanical painter Poiteau whom he met in Santo Domingo. Turpin was stationed there in the French army & Poiteau was a plant collector for the Jardin des Plantes. Turpin collaborated on many works during his lifetime, including this monumental work of some 29 volumes. Each print measures approximately 8 1/4 inches by 10 7/8 inches, with full margins not shown.  The condition is good, with light creamy paper and intense coloring and some slight foxing, mostly marginal

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.


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