Copperplate engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19 x 25.5 cm. The image size is ca. 15 x 20 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.5 x 10 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 7.9 inch.
Le Belier / Le Brebis des Indes: This set of 3 plates shows the male and female Guinea sheep. These old antique prints originate from: “‘Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particuliere….”, by de Buffon & Dauberton. Nouvelle Edition, Amsterdam J.H. Schneider, 1766. You will find more items from this work in our ebay store and on our website (use about me link). Artists and Engravers: Author: Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (September 7, 1707 – April 16, 1788). French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon’s views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin. The engravers in this work are B. de Bakker, C. Brouwer, O. de Vries, C.F. Fritzsch (1719-c.1772), Reinier Vinkeles (1741-1816), H. Vinkeles, Mittelj, g.s. and Fringham after Jacques de Seve (active 1744-1788), J.N., J. v. Schley and Buvee. These plates are engraved by Fritzsch after de Seve and Buvee.
Condition: Fine. general age related toning. occasional faint spots / foxing as visible on scan. Please study scan as they picture the item very well.
Keywords: 3 ANTIQUE PRINTS-GUINEA SHEEP-BUFFON