G.L. Le Clerc Count De Buffon.Author of Natural History.
Stipple and engraving, 220 x 175mm. 8¾ x 7".
Portrait bust of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707 – 1788), French naturalist, in an oval surrounded by a wreath; a vignette landscape featuring an elephant, tiger or leopard and camel, with volcano to background, below. Buffon was also a mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopaedic author. His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. Buffon published thirty-five quarto volumes of his Histoire naturelle during his lifetime; one additional volume based on his notes was published in 1789 after his death.
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