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Le Tapir Maiba (Tapirus Indicus) antique engraving c1840

Le Tapir Maiba (Tapirus Indicus) antique engraving c1840


by Comte de Lacepede

Malayan Tapir. Beautifully engraved and hand-coloured antique print circa 1840.

A fine original hand-coloured copperplate engraving from a series engraved by Pauquet, Madame Thorel, Massard, Oudet, LeBrun, LeGrand and Guyard after the drawings by Meunier, Jean-Gabriel Pretre, Edouard Travies and Chazal, published in Paris circa 1840 by Pourrat Brothers for "Suites a Buffon" by Zoology Professor, Paris Natural History Museum, Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte de Lacepede (1756-1825), updating the most comprehensive 18th century French ornithological colourplate series, "Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere avec la description du cabinet du roi" (Natural History, General and Particular), originally published between 1765 and 1780 by Georg-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788).

Size: 9.5" x 6" or 24 x 15cm

Stock Number: apAnimalsPrice: $20.00