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Brightly-coloured Humming-Birds: L'Oiseau Mouche.. Pauquet engraving c1830

Brightly-coloured Humming-Birds: L'Oiseau Mouche.. Pauquet engraving c1830

by Comte de Lacepede

Pauquet engraving of Humming Birds for Lacepede, c1830.

Fine original hand-coloured copper-engraving by Pauquet, published Paris circa 1830 for Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte de Lacepede (1756-1825), who updated the complete works of Buffon, '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 his publication, and following Buffon's death continued to add to and update these marvellous works.

Size, approx. 22 x 14cm (8.7 x 5.5 inches)

Stock Number: apLa.23-181Price: $66.00

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