Antique Print-WATER VOLE-RODENT-MALACCA RAT-VOLE-Buffon-Burggraaff-1828

Price: € 23,50

Subject: Plate 140: '1. Le Scherman - 2. Le Rat de Malaga.' (1. Water Vole - 2. Malacca Rat).
Condition: Good. Paper slightly browned. Some small spots. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original crayon style lithograph with original hand colouring.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 15 x 23 cm. The image size is ca. 9 x 13.5 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 5.9 x 9.1 inch. The image size is ca. 3.5 x 5.3 inch.
Part Number: 35110
Location: C215-31
Description: This original antique print originates from 'Oeuvres completes, - suivies de ses continuateurs Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, Dumeril, Poiret, Lesson et Geoffreoy-St-Hilaire; seule edition complete avec figures coloriees.', by Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, published 1828-1833 Bruxelles, chez Th. Lejeune, Libraire-editeurs.

Artists and Engravers: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (Sept.7, 1707 - April 16, 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptist Lamarck and Charles Darwin. Darwin himself, in his foreword to the 6th edition of the origin of Species, credited Aristotle with foreshadowing the concept of natural selection but also stated that "the first author who in modern times has treated it in a scientific spirit was Buffon". The Lycee Buffon in Paris is named after him. Buffon is best remembered for his great work Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere (1749-1778: in 36 volumes, 8 additional volumes published after his death by Lacepede). This plate by Burggraaff.