Moluscos - Conchiglie - Conchas Livro
The natural beauty of seashells has enchanted cultures around the world since time immemorial. Aontoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenuille (1680-1765) was a French courtier, intellectual and amateur natural historian fascinated by seashells. He authored one of his era's most lavish books dedicated to the rarest and most beautiful examples: La Conchylilogie ou Histoire Naturelle des Coguilles de Mer, d'Eau Douce, Terrestres et Fossiles, published in 1780. TASCHEN'S complete reprint of these 80 splendid hand-colored copper engraved plates, rendered in exquisite detail and trhe subtlest color, is taken from one of the finest original copies.