Six (6) hand colored copper plate zoology engravings including elephant, lion, and zebra, from "Histoire Naturelle, generale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi" by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, originally published by Imprimerie nationale, Paris, circa 1749-1804. Includes "Le Pasan", Tome IIII, Plate LXII, drawn by J.N. and engraved by de Bakker, "L'Elephant Femelle", Tome IV, Plate LV, drawn by Jacques De Seve and engraved by de Bakker, "Le Zebre Male", Tome XII, Plate I, drawn by Jacques De Seve and engraved by C. F. Fritzsch, "La Lionne", Tome IX, Plate II, drawn by Jacques De Seve and engraved by C. F. Fritzsch, "La Panthere Femelle", Tome IX, Plate XII, drawn by Jacques De Seve and engraved by C. F. Fritzsch, "La Giraffe", Tome XIII, Plate I.1., drawn by J.J. Bylaert and engraved by C. F. Fritzsch. All matted and housed under glass in wooden frames. Plates approximately 8 3/8" H x 6 3/8" W. Sights approximately 9 1/2" H x 7 3/8" W. Frames approximately 17 3/4" H x 15 1/4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Judith E. Crosland, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots. Not examined outside of frames.
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