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L'Oie d'Egypte, L'Eider, Le Canard Male. Lacepede c1836.

L'Oie d'Egypte, L'Eider, Le Canard Male. Lacepede c1836.

by Comte de Lacepede

Antique priint of Egyptian Goose, Common Eider, Drake c1836.

Fine original hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Pauquet, published Paris circa 1836 for Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte de Lacepede (1756-1825), who updated the complete works of Buffon's Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere avec la description du cabinet du roi (Natural History, General and Particular with the description from the King’s library), published between 1749 and 1790 by Georg-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788). From 1785, Lacepede assisted with this publication, and following Buffon's death continued to add to and update these marvellous works.

Faint soiling. Size approximately 20 x 14cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches).

Stock Number: apLb26-227Price: $70.00

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