Engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19 x 25.5 cm. The image size is ca. 12 x 7 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.5 x 10 inch. The image size is ca. 4.7 x 2.8 inch.
Plate :Title page with an engraved allegorical emblem dealing with the study of human anatomy. Various animals are depicted such as a horse, cow, lion, boar, goat, dog etc. Text on verso. This original antique print originates from: ‘Histoire Naturelle, Gï¿½nï¿½rale et Particuliere ï¿½’ by Comte de Buffon, published between 1749 and 1788 in 36 volumes.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. Buffon is best remembered for his great work ‘Histoire Naturelle, Gï¿½nï¿½rale et Particuliere …’ (1749-1788: in 36 volumes, 8 additional volumes published after his death by Lacepede). This plate engraved by Jan van Schley.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Edges slightly browned. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-TITLE PAGE-HUMAN ANATOMY-ANGEL-LION-COW-HORSE-BUFFON-SCHLEY