Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the work drawn by Samuel Fallours and published by Louis Renard.
This is a picture from the book as no pictures could be found of either Fallours or Renard.
These Illustrations were drawn by naturalist Samuel Fallours and published by Louis Renard in 1719 in the Netherlands. It is unfortunate that this work is often attributed to Renard and not Fallours. One of the first depictions of marine fauna came from Samuel Fallours, who was in the service of the Dutch East India Company. He made drawings of fish and other marine organisms of the Indian Ocean and brought them back to Holland in 1712. Louis Renard (1678–1746) was a French refugee who became a successful book dealer and publisher based in Amsterdam. His most noteworthy production, Fish, Crayfish and Crabs was first published in 1719.