Paul Gervais (1816 - 1879) was a professor of zoology at the University of Montepelier in France.
Gervais used excellent artists and printmakers to make his engravings of animals. They are lifelike and accurate and portray the animals in realistic settings. This realism helped people better understand the animal.
Here are some of the engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques, made in 1855.