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Le Cheval, L' Ane, Le Boeuf. (Horse, Donkey and Cattle) c1838.

Le Cheval, L' Ane, Le Boeuf. (Horse, Donkey and Cattle) c1838.

by Comte de Lacepede

Finely engraved animal portraits by Pretre, c1838.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving after the drawing by Jean-Gabriel Pretre for Zoology Professor at the Paris Natural History Mueum, Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte de Lacepede (1756-1825). Lacepede’s Natural History of Quadrupeds was published in Paris in 1838.

This page has the usual fine spotting and soililng, and there is a horizontal crease at top of page (which should not intrude when framed). The price has been considerably reduced therefore. Page measures approximately 25 x 16 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). The finely engraved portraits and title measure approximately 18 x 12 cm (7 x 4 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apAnimalsPrice: $66.00

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