The beautiful illustration depicts Histioteuthis bonnellii, also known as the Umbrella Squid. The illustration was published in 1845 by Gide et Cie, in Paris. While the illustrator of this book is image is unknown, the metal engraving was done by Christophe Annedouche. To learn more visit: http://pdtee.weebly.com/umbrella-squid.html
Tags: vintage, sketch, inkling, hand-drawn, cephalopods
This is an illustration is from the book entitled Mollusques Vivants et Fossiles. The beautiful illustration depicts Loligo vulgaris, also known as the European Squid. The book was published in 1845 by Gide et Cie, in Paris. Read more about this illustration at: http://pdtee.weebly.com/vulgaris.html
Tags: cephalopods, cephalopod, ocean-life, nautical, sea-life
I speak one language fluently (English), and I know two other languages well enough to kind of understand tv shows but not well enough to construct a whole sentence (Spanish and Japanese). It just so happens that the word for octopus in Japanese is "tako," which sounds an awful lot like "taco," which is the Spanish word for taco. That is how this drawing happened.
Tags: octopus, animal, animals, language, puns