‘Tom. VII. Le Pitheque Femelle.’
Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 21 x 26 cm. (8,3 x 10,2 inch). Image size: 14,5 x 19,5 cm. (5,7 x 7,7 inch).
From a Dutch edition of ‘Histoire naturelle … ‘, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, ed. published in Amsterdam by Johannes Allart, 1801.
Made by ‘Abraham Jacobsz Hulk’ after ‘plates from earlier French or Dutch ed.’. Abraham Jacobsz Hulk (1751-c.1817), Dutch engraver. 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.
Condition: Good, given age. Some minor damp stains in the margins. An occasional small spot. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.