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Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Ictiobus bubalus [Smallmouth Buffalo], New Orleans
MHN du Havre, collection Lesueur, 76001
© muséum du Havre
Originally from Le Havre, Charles Alexandre Lesueur was hired in 1815 to be a draftsman-naturalist in the United States. For twenty-two years he traveled through Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Illinois, navigated down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and lived in New Harmony, Indiana and New Orleans. He brought back from these travels a unique collection of thousands of drawings and sketches.
fish, Lesueur fish, Lesueur tortoise, Lesueur tortoise, Lesueur tortoise, Lesueur tortoise, Lesueur brill…, Le Page du Pratz wild cat…, Le Page du Pratz crocodile[alligator]…, Le Page du Pratz flamingo…, Le Page du Pratz flying squirrel…, Le Page du Pratz porcupinefish…, Dumont de Montigny rattlesnake…, Dumont de Montigny bean…, Dumont de Montigny bœuf sauvage…, Dumont de Montigny alligator, Charles Plumier brill, Charles Plumier brill, Charles Plumier hake, Charles Plumier shellfish, Charles Plumier shellfish, Charles Plumier shellfish, Charles Plumier shellfish, Charles Plumier white egret, Charles Plumier toucan, charles Plumier Grand gosier [species of pelican], skeleton, Charles Plumier Grand gosier [species of pelican], skeleton, Charles Plumier Grand gosier, head, Charles Plumier