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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author.

He was Intendant (director) at the Jardin du Roi, now called the Jardin des Plantes.

Buffon is considered the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century. His ideas have influenced generations of naturalists, including Charles Darwin.

Buffon's greatest work was Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. It described everything known about the natural world.

Here are engravings from Histoire Naturelle for you to choose from. They are original antiques, and come from various editions of Histoire Naturelle from the 1790s to the 1850s.

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21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$30.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches) This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de ..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Rhynchops nigraThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the ..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Larus marinusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Co..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Larus crepidatusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Scolopax heliasThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the ..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Parra jacanaThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Com..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Gallinula chloropusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from ..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Sterna hirundoThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the C..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Fulica atraThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comt..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Pelecanus carboThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the ..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Podiceps cristatusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from t..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Numenius arquataThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the..
US$55.00