21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Gallinula porphyrioThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 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 "..
21 x 13 cm (8.3 x 5.2 inches).This superb antique engraving is over 230 years old. It's from "British Zoology" by Thomas Pennant, which was published in 1776 in Warrington, England. The illustrations in the early editions were so expensive to produce that he made little money and gave the profits to..