The Animal Kingdom by Georges Cuvier, PA Latreille, and Henry McMurtrie 1834 086 - Pisces Fish

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The multi-volume work: The Animal Kingdom by Georges Cuvier, PA Latreille, and Henry McMurtrie, published 1834, is an utterly lovely out of copyright/public domain work. It seeks to organize the creatures in the animal kingdom, and does so in a manner that is both beautiful and informative. It’s also a work of its time, and thus occasionally does such inaccurate and – in a modern context, racist – things as attempt to break humans down by race.

Despite the occasional error, and the one galling human subdivision plate – the vac holds all humans are human, thinking and of equal value, as does most of current science – the work is an amazing undertaking.

Because trying to stuff all the creatures on each individual plate into each title wasn’t remotely practical, plates are organized and tagged by the title of the work, and each plate additionally has one of the following sets of tags:

1) Reptilia, Reptiles
2) Pices, Fish
3) Mollusca, Mollusks
4) Annelides, Large, Invertebrates, Worms
5) Crustacea, Crustaceans
6) Arachnides, Arachnids
7) Insecta, Insects
8) Zoophytes, Plant-Like
9) Mammalia, Mammals

These have been converted to vector in as accurate and artistic a manner as I’ve been able, such that the images can be used for large posters and products. I hope you find the work here to be enjoyable, educational, and worthy of your time.

-Wetdryvac / Wetdryvac.net

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