Copperplate engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 25.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 20 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.7 x 10 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 7.9 inch.
Plate XXVII: le monax. This plates shows the groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck or whistle-pig, or in some areas as a land-beaver, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. 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 (1707-1788). 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., R. Oakes and Fringham after Jacques de Seve (active 1744-1788), Buvee and others. These plates are engraved by Fringham after de Seve.
Condition: Fine. general age related toning. occasional faint spots / foxing as visible on scan. Please study scan as they picture the item very well. Staining can be removed at your request.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-GROUNDHOG-WOODCHUCK-BEAVER-BUFFON