Thomas Pennant (1726-1798) was a naturalist greatly interested in the physical and living world.
Pennant studied at Oxford university and knew and influenced key scientists of his era, such as Sir Joseph Banks. He had great curiosity, observing the geography, geology, plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around him.
His best known work is British Zoology. The engraved illustration were so expensive to make that he made little money and gave the profits to charity.
Here are some of Pennant's engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antique prints, made in 1776.