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Etiene Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (drawn by Dutertre, 1798-9)

Profile drawing of Etiene Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire by Andre Dutertre in 1798-9 (Louis Reybaud, Histoire de l’expédition française en Égypte, Paris 1830-36, vol.8.

One of the younger members of the French Expedition at age 26, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire was already director of the Paris Zoological Gardens. As part of the zoology team, Saint-Hilaire was responsible for describing and drawing most of the vertebrates (except birds) studied in Egypt, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. .

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