The title page from George Cuvier’s most famous work, the 1817 comparative anatomy publication Le Règne Animal, Paris, together with his publication from the Annales du Museum d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) in which he describes the osteology of the Indian rhinoceros. This entry was based on the 1793 dissection of the Versailles rhinoceros that died in its pond at Versailles.

A pond at Versailles, image taken 2018