Antique print. Hippopotamus, Reindeer, Elk

Hippopotamus, Reindeer, Elk

Artist/Collection: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,
Product Code: FRP13169
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Hippopotamus, Reindeer, Elk

20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches).

This is an original hand colored engraving from the 1821 English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 190 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 1800-1849
Paper Size 20.5 x 12.5 cm (8.25 x 5 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Browns/Neutrals
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)