Stipple. Plate 152 x 107mm. 6 x 4¼". Foxing.
Féliz de Azara (1742-1821) was a Spanish military officer, naturalist and engineer. He distinguished himself as an engineer in the Spanish Army and was set to South America to negotiate the border dispute between the Portuguese and Spanish colonies. He spent twenty years in South America and sent various notes and observations of a zoological nature to his brother, the then Spanish Ambassador at Paris. in 1801 Moreau to Saint-Mery published these notes and observations under the title "Essaie sur l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes du Paraguay". On his return he wrote "Voyage dans l'Amerique meridionale depuis 1781 jusqu'en 1801".
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