Two types of fish, Iceland, early 19th century.

Canu

 
Two types of fish, Iceland, early 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Lithograph by Canu after Baron. The lower fish is the Father Lasher, or Short spined sea scorpion. Illustration from 'Voyage en Islande et au Groenland publie par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M Paul Gaimard' by Eugene Robert (1806-1879), published in Paris in 1851. The book, in English 'Voyage to Iceland and Greenland published by order of the King under the direction of Mr Paul Gaimard', is an account of a scientific expedition.

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