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Last NameSonnerat    
Given NamePierre    
alt. NamesP. S. ; P. Sonnerat ;    
MarriageMarguerite Mérussier    
Children1 daughter    
Year born1748 Lyon, France    
Year died1814    
Place of deathLyon or Paris    
Father's occupationhaberdasher and textile tradesman Claude Sonnerat de Lorme    
RelativesBenoîte Poivre, cousin of Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) ; Mrs. Jean Antoine Delorme (sister) ; botanist Pierre Poivre (uncle)    
Educationtextile pattern design, haberdasher Antoine Nicolas Joubert 1765 ; bot.illust from Prof.Bachelier at Académie de dessin Lyon<.     
Country of ActivityMadagascar    
Worked forJohann Christian Daniel Schreber (1739-1810) ; naturalist Philibert Commerson (1727-73): De Reptilibus amphibilis & Insectes ; P. S.: Voyage Indes Orientales & Chine (1782/1806) & Nouvelle-Guinée (1776) ;    
Patronagecircumnavigator Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811) ; Pierre Poivre (1719-1786)     
Collaboratorsartist Morlaix ; artist Pecquet ; artist P. Jossigny ;    
Techniqueszoological, botanical, and mammal drawing, painting on vellum    
Sample(s)http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Sonnerat#mediaviewer/File:Aye-aye_Sonnerat.PNG    
Archival sourcesBibliothèque Centrale Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris    
Published sourcesNissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 # 3748 & 3898f. ; Pinault 1991: 77, 211 & et al. 1984: 49f. ; Paul-A. Cap: Commerson naturalist voyageur 1861: 39 ; Yves Laissus: Cat. ms P. Commerson, Revue Hist Sci 31(1978): 131-62 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Madeleine Ly-Tio-Fane: P. S. Life & Work (1976) ;    
otherFurther Places of Activity: Réunion, China, Sri Lanka, India, Philippines; New Guinea, Bourbon, Îles de France; expedition to Maluku Islands, Indonesia; Illust for Commerson's expedition to Mauritius, Tahiti, Madagascar 1766-9; See also: Jean-Paul Morel: Elements biographiques 2013 (pierre-poivre.fr).    
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