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Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique

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The Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois regnes de la nature was an illustrated encyclopedia of plants, animals and minerals, notable for including the first scientific descriptions of many species, and for its attractive engravings. It was published in Paris by Charles Joseph Panckoucke, from 1788 on. Although its several volumes can be considered a part of the greater Encyclopédie méthodique, they were titled and issued separately. Contributors: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (plants, taxonomy) Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects) Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (birds, second volume) Jean Guillaume Bruguière (invertebrates)Individual prints from this work today can sell for hundreds of dollars (US) apiece.
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original title: Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois regnes de la nature
language: French
genre: encyclopedia

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