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Buffon's Complete Works (Büffon's Sämmtliche Werke)

George Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)
1837-40, Cologne, Germany

Original Hand-coloured etched plates over 180 years old
Titles in French, German, Latin

Sheet size: approximately 8¼ x 5 inches.


George Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)
  We are pleased to offer these original, hand colored etchings from George Louis Le Clerc, the Count of Buffon. A student of the Academy of Science, Buffon influenced the separation of science from theology, even before Darwin's theory of evolution. He suggested that man and ape may be connected through a scientific, common ancestry. In addition, Buffon challenged existing religious dogmas and acknowledged that new theories were needed, believing that the Earth was more than 6,000 years old. These beautiful illustrations present birds in their natural, historical backgrounds.

Plate 62

Le Mainate
Le Goulin


Plate 64

Le Moineau
Le Pére Noire
Le Soulcie

Plate 65

Le Paroare
Le Gros Bec
Le Bec Croisé


Plate 67

Le Serin de Province
Le Serin
Le Tarin

(sky defect)


Plate 71

Le Pinson des Ardennes
Le Veuve à collier d'Or
La Veuve à Quatre Brins


Plate 73

Le Verdier
Le Verderin
Le Chardonneret


Plate 74

Le Grand Tangara
La Houpette
Le Scarlatte


Plate 75

Le Bluet
Le Rouge-Gorge
Le Diable Enrhumé


Plate 76

Le Tricolor
Le Septicolor
La Gorge Noire


Plate 77

La Coiffe Noire
L'Oiseau Silencieux


Plate 82

Le Coliou
Le Tije


Plate 84

Cotinga Pompadour


Plate 85

Le Roi des Fourmilliers
Le Grand Beffroi
Le Petit Beffroi


Plate 86

Le Magoua
Le Tocro


Plate 88

Le Savana
Le Moucherolle Huppé
Le Moucherolle Brun


Plate 89

Le Drongo
Le Piauhau


Plate 90

L'Alouette des Champs
Le Oujeliee
La Farlouse
La Rousseline


Plate 91

L'Alouette Calande
" Cochevis
" Sirli
Le Hausse-Col Noir


Plate 92

Le Rossignol
La Fauvette
La Fauvette à Téte Noire


Plate 93

La Geisette
La Babillarde
La Fauvette des Roseaux


Plate 95

Le Rouge Queue
Le Rouge Gorge
Le Gorge Bleue


Plate 96

Le Teaquet
Le Tarier
Le Motteux


Plate 97

La Lavandiere
La Bergeronnette de Printems
La Bergeronette Jaune


Plate 99

Le Pipit Bleu
Le Pouillot
Le Troglodyte


Plate 100

Le Roitelet
Le Roitelet Mésange
La Mésange Charbonière


Plate 102

Le Rémiz
La Mésange à Longue Queue
La Mésange Ruffée


Plate 104

Le Grimpereau
" de Murraille


Plate 105

Le Souï-Manga Vert Doré
Le Grand Souï-Manga
Le Souï-Manga de Malaca


Plate 109

L'Oisseau Mouche Huppé
L'Oisseau Mouche à Raquette
L'Oisseau Mouche Pourpré


Plate 118

Le Lori Noire
Le Lori a Collier


Plate 119

Le Lori Tricolor
Le Lori Cramousi


Plate 122

La Perruche á Tête Bleue
Le Moineau de Guinée
Le Coulacissi


Plate 126

Le Meunier
Le Crika à Facebleue
Le Crik


Plate 127

La Papegai de Paradis
Le Papegai Maillé
Le Tavoua

Plate 128

Le Maïpóuri
Le Caïca
La Pereiche Pavoane


Plate 129

Le Touraco
Le Coucou
Le Coucou Verdâtre


Plate 130

L'Ani des Savannes
Le Houtou
La Hufee


Plate 131

Le Promerops Rayé
Le Guêpier Commun
Le Guêpier à Gorge Bleue


Plate 133

L'Hirondelle de Fenêtre
L'Hirondelle de Rivage
Le Martinet de Muraille


Plate 134

Le Guêfiee à Queue D'Azur
L'Hirondelle de Cheminée


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