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Small Buffon copperplate engraving of Turnspit dogs c1790.

Small Buffon copperplate engraving of Turnspit dogs c1790.

by Buffon, Comte de

Antique dog print. Turnspit and Variety of Turnspit, 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.

Lovely antique print but slight foxing. 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).



Stock Number: apBufDog48Price: $66.00