‘Tom. XVI. Pl. XXXIII. Variete du Phoque Commun.’
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 ‘O. de Vries’ 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. Some spots left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: HARBOUR SEAL-PHOCA VITULINA-VARIETY-PL. 33