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Fine antique hand-coloured engraving of little Humming Birds. c1837

Fine antique hand-coloured engraving of little Humming Birds. c1837

by Travies, Edouard

L'Oiseau Mouche a tete noire, Le Rubis émeraude, Jacobine. (Black-headed Humming Bird, Emerald Ruby Humming-bird, White-necked Jacobine Humming-Bird) antique print c1837.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving by Manceau after Edouard Travies. The minute precision of Edouard Travies' work places him with the best of France's scientific artists. His bird illustrations are considered to be some of the finest ever produced. This exquisite engraving is from a new edition of Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, suivies de la classification comparee de Cuvier, Lesson etc. (The Complete works of Buffon, following the classification of Cuvier, Lesson etc.) published in Paris circa 1837 by Pourrat Freres (the Pourrat Brothers).

Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin.

Size approx. 245 x 155cm (9.5 x 6 inches)

Stock Number: apThb5cPrice: $60.00

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