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Imber Petrel (extinct)

Artist/Collection: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,
Product Code: FRP27192
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Imber Petrel (extinct)

21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)
New Zealand

This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century." The print was made by copper plate engraving, has fine details and delicate hand coloring. The paper is creamy white, in good condition apart from light foxing around the margins and is blank on the reverse side.

© Fine Rare Prints

© Fine Rare Prints

Style
Date Made 1800-1849
Paper Size 21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Multicolored
Size Category 11 to 20 cm (4 to 8 inches)