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Saltwater Crocodile

Drawing of a Saltwater Crocodile from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: the Indian Ocean, Indonesia, and Australia.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

Hawk’s-bill turtle

Drawing of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Oceans worldwide.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

Green Sea Turtle

Drawing of a Green Sea Turtle from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Oceans worldwide.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

Radiated Tortoise

Drawing of a Radiated Tortoise from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Madagascar and nearby islands.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

Fish and Reptiles Volume 1 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the fish and reptiles depicted in Volume 1. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772