21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Sterna cayanaThis 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 "Truly,..
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Spoonbill, Soco, Toucan, Tamatia, Vulture, Tropic Bird, Wheatear, Wryneck, Woodpecker, WimbrelThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia a..
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Sparganura glyceria (now Zoadalia glyceria)Tropical AmericaJohn Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different handcolored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal univer..
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This detailed engraving is from a the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and scien..
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quality French edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 160 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, has fine ..
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Urochoroa bougueriTropical AmericaJohn Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different handcolored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal university training and conside..