Né à Rochefort (Dép.t de la Charante inf.re) le 20 Mars 1794.
Stipple. 210 x 152mm (8¼ x 6"). Trimmed to upper and lower edges.
René Primevère Lesson (1794-1849), French surgeon, naturalist, ornithologist, and herpetologist. In 1816 he served as pharmacist and botanist on Duperrey's round-the-world voyage of La Coquille (1822-25), and he was responsible for collecting natural history specimens with surgeon Prosper Garnot and officer Dumont d'Urville. He was the first naturalist to see live birds of paradise in the Moluccas and New Guinea. He received the Legion d'honneur in 1847.
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