Fiction by Jules Verne "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", published in 1870, tells the story of the Captain Nemo and his submarine "Nautilus".
It is a real gem of science fiction that gave a powerful impetus to the science development. The illustrations of the first edition of the "20000 Leagues Under the Sea" patterned the barrel.
Each miniature is performed manually during several weeks. Painters using special magnifying glass get amazing refinement and transparency of the painting. It calls to fine engraving on the cap and on the barrel.