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Buffon Small Danish Dog & Bustard Pug Dog engraving c1790.

Buffon Small Danish Dog & Bustard Pug Dog engraving c1790.

by Buffon, Comte de

Small antique print of Danish Dog and Bastard Pug Dog c1790.

Original rare copperplate engraving for Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere avec la description du cabinet du roi (Natural History, General and Specific with the description from the King’s library), published between 1749 and 1790 by Georg-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788). This small-sized monumentally-encompassing 18th century publication was one of the earliest illustrating animals. Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin.

Page size is approximately 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches). Image size measures 12 x 7.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 inches). Top of page has been wet at some time and page has inevitable age soiling. It has been priced accordingly.

Stock Number: apBuffDog55Price: $44.00