LACEPEDE'S "HISTOIRE NATURELLE" -
This 168 year old hand-colored Lithogrpah was rescued from Bernard Germain de Lacepede's "HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES QUADRUPEDES OVIPARES, SERPENTS, POISSONS ET CETACEES" published in Paris by Furne et Cie in c1844.
Lacepede or La Cepede (1756-1825) French herpetologist, ichthyologist, musician and politician was born in Guienne. He worked for Compte deo Buffon and continued his work and was often included with Buffon in later publications. Lacepede was active in politics and was exiled from France during the Reigne of Terror.
The print is in very good condition, with minimal, usual age toning and minimal foxing (see print) . The image is about 7" x 4" on a page that is 10" x 6 1/2 " (blank on back). It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.
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The hand-coloured litho that is being
offered for sale features:
"LE TRICOLOR, L'HORRIBLE & LE CHIRURGIEN"
Hill fait paraître General Natural History (deux volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), British Herbal ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, or Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ), Exotic Botany ( 1759 , deuxième édition 1772 ), Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britanica ( 1760 ), Herbarium Britannicum ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) lui dédie en 1760 le genre Hillia de la famille des Rubiaceae . Hill issued General Natural History (two volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), Herbal British ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, Gold Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ) Exotic Botany ( 1759 , second edition 1772 ) , Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britannica ( 1760 ), Britannicum Herbarium ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-Five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) dedicated to him in 1760 the kind Hillier of the family of Rubiaceae .
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