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Buffon Kangaroo Oualabat Greater Glider engraving Edouard Travies

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Buffon - Kangaroo Oualabat & Greater Glider


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Antique print relating to Australia


'1. Le Kangourou Oualabat 2. Le Petauriste Taguanoide' French natural history engraving from an edition 'Oeuvres compl_tes de Buffon' published in Paris, circa 1835. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French naturalist & biologist. From 1739 he was keeper of the Jardin du Roi in Paris and made it a center of research during the Enlightenment. He devoted his life to his monumental Histoire Naturelle (44 vol., 1749-1804), a popular and brilliantly written compendium of data on natural history interspersed with Buffon's own speculations and theories. A couple of very faint foxing spots in the margins. One mark at top of sheet.

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artist Fournier after Edouard Travies (1809-circa 1868)
method Steel-engraving
date C1835
size 160mm by 100mm (image) 255mm by 155mm (sheet)
SKU AU3158