Antique Print-DOMESTIC RABBIT-BUNNY-PL. 51-Moitte-Buffon-1785



Tom. VI. Pl. LI. Le Lapin Domestique. – Original antique print showing a domestic or domesticated or bunny rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus).

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‘Tom. VI. Pl. LI. Le Lapin Domestique.’

Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19 x 25 cm. (7,5 x 9,8 inch). Image size: 15 x 19,5 cm. (5,9 x 7,7 inch).

From a Dutch edition of ‘Histoire naturelle … ‘, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, ed. published in Amsterdam by J. Schneider, 1775. This edition was published in The Netherlands 1766-1799.

Made by ‘P. E. Moitte’ after ‘de Seve’. 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: Very good, given age. Crease lower right margin, outside image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 25 × 19 × 1 cm


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