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George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)


Buffon's Complete Works (1827) and Buffon's Natural History (1834)


Original hand-coloured etched plates • Titles in English
Sheet size: about 8¼ x 10½ inches.

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We are pleased to offer these original, hand colored engravings from George Louis Leclerc Buffon. A student of the Academy of Science, Buffon influenced the separation of science from theology, even before Darwin's theory of evolution. He suggested that man and ape may be connected through a scientific, common ancestry. In addition, Buffon challenged existing religious dogmas and acknowledged that new theories were needed, believing that the Earth was more than 6,000 years old. These beautiful illustrations present birds and animals in their natural, historical backgrounds (sometimes in a zoo).

The plates below are from the 1827 volume "Buffon's Complete Works." Scroll down for the 1834 "Buffon's Natural History" prints.
PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR ENLARGED VIEW AND TO SEE ANY CONDITION ISSUES
White Negroes

White Negroes

Foxes, Jackall, etc.
Arctic Fox, Anyonymous
Grey Fox, Jackall

Camels
Camels
$55

Zebra, Ass, Mule, Horse

Zebra, Ass, Mule, Arabian Horse
$55

Buffalo, Bison

Bison, Buffalo
$65

The Striped Antelope

The Striped Antelope
$60

British Bull Dog, American Dog, Old English Mastiff

British Bull Dog, Alco or American Dog, Old English Mastiff
$65

Armadillo
Armadillo
$75

Baburoussa, White or Polar Bear, Hippopotamus, Boar of Cape Verde

Baburoussa, White or Polar Bear, Hippopotamus, Boar of Cape Verde
$65

American Elk, Lynx, Two-toed Ant Eater, Guanaeo, Porcupine Ant Eater

American Elk, Lynx, Two-toed Ant Eater, Guanaeo, Porcupine Ant Eater
$60

Monkeys

Chinese bonnet, Oistiti or Striated Monkey, Malbrouck, Mico or Fair Monkey, Marikini or Silky Monkey, Pinehe or Red Monkey, White Collar'd Magabey, Mangabey
$75

Hystrix, Spotted Hyena, Barbary Squirrel, Nyl-Ghau, Axis, Ounce

Hystrix, Spotted Hyena, Barbary Squirrel, Nyl-Ghau, Axis, Ounce
$50

Tanrec, Brazilian Porcupine, Racoon, Jaguar, Leopard, Slow Lemur

Tanrec, Brazilian Porcupine, Racoon, Jaguar, Leopard, Slow Lemur
$60

The Glutton, The Serval, The Wolf, The Spotty Cavy, The Margay, The Panther

The Glutton, The Serval, The Wolf, The Spotty Cavy, The Margay, The Panther
$60

Ocelot, Black Wolf, Striped Hyena, Lioness, Lion, White Wolf

Ocelot, Black Wolf, Striped Hyena, Lioness, Lion, White Wolf
$65

Long Tailed Manis, Short Tailed Manis, Nems, Vansine, Sailing or great Flying Squirrel, Middle Ant Eater, Least Ant Eater, Fossane

Long Tailed Manis, Short Tailed Manis, Nems, Vansine, Sailing or great Flying Squirrel, Middle Ant Eater, Least Ant Eater, Fossane
$45

Suricate, Hamster, Great Mangouste, Mangouste [mongoose], Bobak, Phalanger, Coquallin, Female Phallanger

Suricate, Hamster, Great Mangouste, Mangouste [mongoose], Bobak, Phalanger, Coquallin, Female Phallanger
$25

Potot, Coafse, Jackal Adive, Kincajou, Female Glutton, Carcajou, Conepate, Isatis

Potot, Coafse, Jackal Adive, Kincajou, Female Glutton, Carcajou, Conepate, Isatis
$45

Various Squirrels

Various Squirrels

(see enlargement for condition issues)

Genets, Opossums, Chinch, etc

Genets, Opossums, Flying Squirrel,
Mancauco, Chinch
$40
(see enlargement for condition issues)

Tanrec, tendrac, acouchi, bat, urson, coendow, crab eater, soushlik

Long-nosed Tanrec, Tendrac, Acouchi, Madgascar Rat, Urson, Coendow, Crab Eater, Souslik
$25
(see enlargement for condition issues)

Barbel, Whiting, Sturgeon, Roach, Ray Fish, Flounder, Ray Fish, Sea Devil, Soal [sole]

Barbel, Whiting, Sturgeon, Roach, Ray Fish, Flounder, Ray Fish, Sea Devil, Soal [sole]
$50

Barbel, Whiting, Sturgeon, Roach, Ray Fish, Flounder, Ray Fish, Sea Devil, Soal [sole]

Barbel, Whiting, Sturgeon, Roach, Ray Fish, Flounder, Ray Fish, Sea Devil, Soal [sole]
$45

Herring, Dolphin, Flying Fish, Balance Fish, Cod, Shark, Carp, Lamprey, Salmon, Perch, Mullet, Eel, John Doree, Turtle, Crab, Lobster

Herring, Dolphin, Flying Fish, Balance Fish, Cod, Shark, Carp, Lamprey, Salmon, Perch, Mullet, Eel, John Doree, Turtle, Crab, Lobster
$65

Summer Loving Viper, Painted Viper, Pethola Viper

Summer Loving Viper, Painted Viper,
Pethola Viper
$65

King Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise, Black Hocco, Humming Birds, Wild Cock & Hen, Crowned Pigeon of Bandy, Whiskered Jack Daw

King Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise,
Black Hocco, Humming Birds,
Wild Cock & Hen, Crowned Pigeon of Bandy, Whiskered Jack Daw
$65

Gnats, Flies, Beetle, Dragon fly, Locust, Grasshopper, Wasps, Hornets, Bees, Drones, Butterflies, Moths

Gnats, Flies, Beetle, Dragon fly, Locust, Grasshopper, Wasps, Hornets, Bees, Drones, Butterflies, Moths
$35

Gnats, Flies, Beetle, Dragon fly, Locust, Grasshopper, Wasps, Hornets, Bees, Drones, Butterflies, Moths

Jamaica Pepper-Tree
Mimosa Cinerea
Turkey Rhubarb
$45

Nutmeg, Coffee Tree, Cashew Nut Tree

Nutmeg
Coffee Tree
Cashew Nut Tree
$65

 
The plates below are from "Buffon's Natural History" (1834)

Raccoon
Raccoon
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

The Ratel

The Ratel
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$40

Beavers
Beavers
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

The Tapir

The Tapir
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

The Thibet [Tibet] Bear

The Thibet [Tibet] Bear
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

Sloth Bear

The Ursine Sloth, or Sloth Bear
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

Jackals

The Jackals
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

The African Bloodhounds

The African Bloodhounds
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

The Tortoise Shell Hyoena, or Hyoena Dog (Hyena)

The Tortoise Shell Hyaena, or Hyaena Dog [Hyena]
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society


The Civet Cat

The Civet Cat
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

The Ocelots

The Ocelots
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

The Caracal or Lynx

The Caracal or Lynx
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$55

The Nyl-Ghaus

The Nyl-Ghaus
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

The Ganges Stag

The Ganges Stag
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

Alligator
Alligator
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$60

Zebus

Zebus
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

The Brahmin Bull

The Brahmin Bull
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$60

Gnus

Gnus
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society
$50

Griffin Vulture

The Griffin Vulture
In the Gardens of the Zoological Society

The King of the Vultures

The King of the Vultures
(Designed by Edwards, printed in 1739)
8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches on thick chain-laid, watermarked paper
NOT BY BUFFON, BUT SIMILAR IN SIZE

$75

 
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