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Free Natural History Sea Life Posters Of Adolphe Millot

The most popular collection of vintage images on Pictureboxblue are the wonderful natural history posters of Adolphe Millot. So due to popular demand I have decided to add to this collection by adding the sea life posters of Adolphe Millot.

Again this is another wonderful collection of vintage natural history prints. They would look fantastic on the walls of any home or class room. If you are fortunate to have a beach side cottage then these sea life posters framed would be a fabulous addition to your decor.

If you are wondering Adolphe Millot (1857 – 1921) was the senior illustrator at the national natural history museum in Paris ( Muséum national d’histoire naturelle ). He painted these fabulous natural history posters for the French illustrated dictionary “Le Petit Larousse Illustré” first published in 1905.

I’ve also curated the vintage animal posters that were painted by Adolphe Millot. You can see my complete collection of vintage educational posters here.

Vintage Marine and Sea Life Posters To Download

To download the sea life posters of Adolphe Millot just click on the highlighted title link. A higher resolution image of the poster will automatically open as a new tab on your browser.

The high-resolution image can then be saved to your device or printed.

Natural History Sea life posters of Adolphe Millot

The Sea Life Posters Of Adolphe Millot

1. Poster of Mollusques (Molluscs/shellfish)

There are 95 illustrations in total on this sea life poster of shellfish. Each one numbered and labelled. From number one Poulpe (Octopus) to number 95 Telline (clams).

I love the design of this poster, with the tank of octopus and squid in the centre surrounded by the large variety of sea shells.

Molluscs Natural History sea life poster

2. Crustaces (crustaceans) Sea Life Poster

This sea life poster is full of all the Crustaces (crustaceans) in the oceans. That’s the crabs, lobsters and shrimps.

There are 40 illustrations in total they are as follows (Names in French):

  • 1. CRUSTACÉS : Crabe entier.
  • 2. Lophactée.
  • 3. Trapézie.
  • 4. Crabe maculé.
  • 5. Lupa.
  • 6. Callinect.
  • 7. Parthénope.
  • 8. Lambre.
  • 9. Lithode.
  • 10. Callape.
  • 11. Ætthre.
  • 12. Leptopodie.
  • 13. Zozyme.
  • 14. Ixa.
  • 15. Ranine.
  • 16 Birgue.
  • 17. Pagure.
  • 18. Bernard.
  • 19. Ibacus.
  • 20. Langouste.
  • 21. Galathee.
  • 22. Œdipe.
  • 23. Écrevisse.
  • 24. Acanthophyre.
  • 25. Gnatophauzie.
  • 26. Eryneicus.
  • 27. Squille.
  • 28. Gonodactyle.
  • 29. Lysianasse gr..
  • 30.Grubie gr..
  • 31. Biancoline gr..
  • 32. Idotée.
  • 33. Apus.
  • 34. Pontelle gr..
  • 35. Corycaus graciux gr..
  • 36. Corycaus obtus gr..
  • 37. Sééle gr..
  • 38. Saphirine.
  • 39. Anatife.
  • 40. Balane
Crustaceans sea life poster

3. Ocean A Sea Life Poster

This is first of 2 Ocean posters. These general ocean prints are my favourites of Adolphe Millot marine life collection.

Rather than a typical identification sheet, it’s a more artistic interpretation of life in the ocean. I love the variety of sea creatures from starfish on the Ocean floor to free-swimming Jellyfish and sharks.

Ocean life poster

4. Ocean B Marine Life Poster

The second ocean scene marine poster in Adolphe Millot sea life illustrations.

As a child of about 10 years old, whilst playing in the rock pools of our local beach in Hong Kong I found the shell of number 7 Lumule (Horseshoe crab). It was one of my most memorable finds. I’d never seen anything like it before and thought I’d found remenants of some prehistoric creature.

Marine life poster

5. Poissons A (fish) – Identification Poster

The first of 2 fish identification sea life posters of Adolphe Millot. There are 40 fish illustrations on this poster from the small sticklebacks to swordfish.

As with all Adolphe Millot posters the identification key is in French.

Fish identification marine life poster

6. Poissons B (fish) – Identification Poster

The second fish identification poster in Adolphe’s marine posters. There are 29 illustrated fish on this sea life print. From a sea horse to a sea eagle.

Poissons B marine life poster

7. Oceanography Poster – Adolphe Millot

Another marine poster that’s more artwork than an identification sheet. There is no key on this one. Instead, the name of each sea creature is written directly onto the poster.

Not only are the fish and crustaceans named but so is the coral and any plant life.

Sea life poster

8. Algues (Algae) Marine Poster

This sea life poster of Adolphe Millot focuses on the plant life of the oceans rather than the creatures. That is the variety of algae and seaweed.

Forty-seven plants have been painted for this print, with a full key in French at the bottom.

You’ll find more vintage seaweed and algae illustrations here.

Algues Sea life poster

9. Fish (Poissons) – Adolphe Millot

On this illustrated fish print, the names of the fish are printed next to each creature rather than a key at the bottom.

Includes fish from large rays to sturgeons.

Fish identification print

10. Oceanography 2 – Jellyfish etc

This second sea life poster of Adolphe Millot titled oceanographie (oceanography) focuses on jellyfish and sea anemones.

There are 40 painted illustrations of coral, jellyfish and anemones, etc. with a full key at the bottom of the charts.

Oceanographie poster Adolphe Millot

11. Marine Life Poster of Mollusques, Echinoderms etc.

This is a sea life identification poster full of illustrations of marine creatures such as starfish, sea urchins, shellfish, squids, and jellyfish etc.

Each individual painting has a French identification label next to it.

Adolphe_Millot_mollusques-vers echinodermes, coelenteres, infusoires

There is a cool general sealife poster of the world’s ocean in this collection of educational geographical posters.

If you like these vintage sea life posters don’t forget to check out my collection of the fabulous fish paintings of Louis Renard and the lovely whale drawings of Robert Hamilton. Or the conchology prints of John Mawe.

There is an amazing collection of colorful coral reef illustrations and posters of the Great Barrier reef on Pictureboxblue. Also, there are collections of vintage octopus illustrations and shell posters.

For other Larousse poster collection check out these wonderful tree posters.

Katie Millard

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Amazing doesn't even come close. Thank you so so much for these. Love them all


Friday 29th of January 2021

Thank you, I know they are all stunning.

Jill Brady

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Do you sell prints on quality paper of some of the pages I see in the posters inside the Adolphe Millot book?


Friday 3rd of July 2020

Sorry I don't but feel free to download them and get them printed at a print shop.


Sunday 17th of May 2020

Thank you so much for sharing! I love them.


Sunday 17th of May 2020

Thank you, glad you enjoyed them.


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Thank you so beautiful


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Glad you enjoyed them.


Tuesday 11th of February 2020


These are stunning images, thank you sooooo much for writing about them and sharing them!

Do you know where it would be possible to find higher resolution images? I love them to bits and do not want to loose any quality nuances on larger print.

I keenly look forward to hearing from you.


Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Hi, Amber, these are the highest resolution free images I could find. If you click on the title above the image a higher resolution image will open in a new tab.