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Male & Female Pheasants by Travies, engraved c1820

Male & Female Pheasants by Travies, engraved c1820

by Comte de Lacepede

La Faisane, Le Faisan. Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving after Travies published in Paris circa 1820 for 'Suites a Buffon. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux', Buffon's work was updated and re-issued by Bernard Germain Etienne de la Ville sur Illon, Comte Lacepede (1756-1825). The minute precision of Edouard Travies' work places him with the best of France's scientific artists; his bird drawings are considered to be some of the finest ever produced. 

Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (September 7, 1707 - April 16, 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.

Engraving size is (18 x 10cm (7 x 4 inches). It has been mounted with 'antique white' conservation boards and covered with cellophane for protection. External measurement for framing is 27 x 34cm (10.6 x 13.4 inches).

Stock Number: apET4bPrice: $95.00