Steel engraving on vellin type paper. Original old hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 17.5 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 10.5 x 17 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.9 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 6.7 inch.
Plate: ‘Le Phoque. Le Morse’. (Seal. Walrus.) This plate shows a Seal and a Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). This delicate handcoloured engraving originates from: ‘Oeuvres completes de Buffon, avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier.’ Published in Paris by Au Bureau des Publications Illustrees, 59 Rue de la Harpe, 1839.Artists and Engravers: Author: 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. This handcoloured engravings is by Fitzer after Ange Louis Janet-Lange (1815-1872).
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image if applicable. Some remains of binding in margin. This plate has not been washed, bleached , restored in any way.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SEAL-WALRUS-ODOBENUS ROSMARUS-BUFFON