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Buffon's - "GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF RACES OF DOGS" - Engraving - Plate XLVII - 1791
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From “The Natural History General” by Buffon, printed for Strahan / Cadell in London in 1791. Engraved by Bell.
Comte de Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc (1707 – 1788) was a French Naturalist, Mathematician, Cosmologist and Encyclopedic author.
In 1739 Buffon was appointed to the position of Director at the Jardin du Roi, the French equivalent of Kew Gardens. He acquired New botanical and zoological specimens from all over the world. "Histoire Naturelle" was the first modern attempt to systematically present all existing knowledge in the fields of Natural History, Geology, and Anthropology in a single publication. Buffon used Artists such as De Seve to Illustrate the books. Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle was translated into various languages and widely read throughout Europe
This striking copper engraving image is about 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" on a page that is about 8" x 5". It is in good condition with some wrinkles.
The print that is being featured is"
"GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE DIFFERENT RACES OF DOGS"
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