"Le Poulpe Colossal," published in 1801, translates to "The Colossal Octopus" in English. In this book, Pierre Dénys de Montfort described and illustrated what he believed to be a giant octopus. He claimed that the creature had been sighted off the coast of Angola and that it was enormous, with tentacles that could reach lengths of up to 100 feet.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a fascination with sea monsters and mythical marine creatures, and artists often created illustrations and prints based on these legends or accounts from sailors. These depictions were sometimes more imaginative than scientifically accurate.
You'll receive a heavyweight, giclée, acid-free print that's created to last for generations. The museum-quality paper works perfectly with large, full-color images. The lightly-textured, matte finish captures fine lines and subtle colors, resulting in stunning works of art (without unwanted reflections). We've preserved elements of this art's ancient qualities in order to retain its richness and uniqueness.
- Printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks
- FSC approved or sustainably-sourced paper
- Frame and matting isn't included. Print only.
- Shipped in a damage-proof artwork tube.
- Premium-quality (200gsm) giclée, acid-free paper
➤ DIGITAL-RESTORATION ART
We specialize in digital recreations of vintage sacred and surreal art. Each work is a handmade digital restoration of the original image, not a pixellated copy of an Internet image that some other vendors may sell. We provide high-quality, clean digital restorations — true to the original — with great attention to detail.
Museum grade, archival paper is created to last for generations without discoloring.
Epson, eco-friendly inks won't fade, even when exposed to regular sunlight.
Your fine-art print is created exclusively for you. So, please allow us 2 business days to create your unique artwork. We'll keep you updated and send tracking as soon as it's available. Average shipping time after the crafting period is 5-7 business days. Packages are tightly secured, providing excellent protection during travel.
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