‘PL.XXVIII. LE SPUTATEUR, PETIT LEZARDS DE L`ISLE DE ST. AUSTACHE, GRANDEUR DE NATURE.’
Original antique print showing the island least gecko (Sphaerodactylus sputator).
Made by Abraham Jacobsz Hulk after Buffon-Lacepede.
Engraving / etching on hand-laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 22.5 x 28.5 cm (8.86 x 11.22 inch). Image size: 15 x 20 cm. (5.91 x 7.87 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
ISLAND LEAST GECKO-SPUTATOR
From: Histoire Naturelle Des Quadrupedes Ovipares Et Des Serpens [= Histoire Naturelle, Vols. XXXVII-XXXVIII]. Nouvelle Edition. Dordrecht, A. Blusse And Son, 1799. By : BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc and Bernard Germain Etienne De La Ville-Sur-Illon, Comte De LACEPEDE. From the reptile and amphibian section of Buffon’s monumental work on the general and particular natural history. Many species (frogs, snakes, lizards, salamanders, turtles, etc.) are depicted in their natural habitat. The work is here in the new edition published at Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.