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Red Lemur, Slow-paced Lemur, White-fronted Lemur, antique print c1854.

Red Lemur, Slow-paced Lemur, White-fronted Lemur, antique print c1854.

by Cuvier, Baron Georges

Original hand-coloured wood engraving of Lemurs, by Councillor of France, and Minister of Public Instruction,  the great French naturalist, anatomist-zoologist and “father of paleontology”, Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832), (Baron Georges Cuvier) for “The Animal Kingdom, Arranged After its Organisation: Forming a Natural History of Animals, and an Introduction to Comparative Anatomy”, with additions by W.R. Carpenter, M.D., F.R.S., and J.O. Westwood, F.L.S., published in London c1854 by S. Orr and Co.

This illustration has contemporary colour, with the animals standing out superbly against the uncoloured engraving of the background. Cuvier was a superior anatomist, and although he would not have personally done this engraving, you can be sure that he would have monitored its creation. It is one of the most beautiful engravings ever done of this subject.

Page size is 26 x 17cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4inches).

Stock Number: apGC8Price: $33.00

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