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Widgeon, Musk Duck, Long-tailed Duck hand-coloured engravings. Lacepede c1836.

Widgeon, Musk Duck, Long-tailed Duck hand-coloured engravings. Lacepede c1836.

by Comte de Lacepede

Fine French antique print of Ducks. Lacepede c1836: Le Canard Siffleur male, Le Canard Musqué, Le Canard a Longueueue.

Fine original hand-coloured copperplate engraving 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.

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

Stock Number: apLb26-228Price: $70.00

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