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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 1812 from the Comte de ..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Otis oedicnemusThis 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)Turdus cinclusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the C..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Rallus aquaticusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Rallus aquaticusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the..
US$55.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$50.00
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quali..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Sterna stolidaThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the C..
US$25.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Recurvirostra avocettaThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 fr..
US$25.00
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quali..
US$45.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$50.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$40.00
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quali..
US$45.00
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quali..
US$45.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$40.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$40.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$50.00
20.5 x 11.5 cm (8 x 4.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr'..
US$40.00
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English ed..
US$50.00