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Boat-Billed Heron, Spoonbill

Antique print. Boat-billed heron, Spoonbill
Boat-Billed Heron, Spoonbill

28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).

This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quality French edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 160 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, has fine details and delicate original hand coloring. The paper is creamy white. It's a very good condition with a few dots of foxing.
Buffon was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. It has been said that "Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century".

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Date Made 1849-1899
Paper Size 28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Multicolored
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)
Tags: buffon , heron , spoonbill