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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 135

La Perdrix Grise
La Petite Perdrix Grise
La Perdrix Montagne


Plate 136

Le Tock
Le Calao Rhinocéros

Plate 138

Le Toucan Grigri
Le Barbican


Plate 140

Le Grand Martin-Pécheur
Le Jacamar



Plate 141

La Cigogne Blanch
La Cigogne Noire


Plate 142

Le Jabiru
La Grue


Plate 143

La Demoiselle de Numidie
L'Oiseau Royal


Plate 144

Le Cariama
Le Secretaire



Plate 145

Le Kamichi
Le Héron Commun


Plate 146

Le Héron Pourpré
Le Héron Aigrette

Plate 147

Le Bec-Ouvert
Le Butor


Plate 148

Le Bihoreau
Le Savacou
Le Spatule


Plate 149

La Bécasse
La Bécassine
La Bécassine Sourde


Plate 150

La Barge Commun
La Barge Rouge
Le Chevalier Aux Frieds Rouces
Le Chevalier Commun


Plate 151

La Combattant
La Maubeche Crise
Le Becasseau Violet


Plate 152

Le Becasseau Echasse
La Guingnette
La Perdrix de Mer


Plate 153

L'Alouette de Mer
Le Cincle Plongeur


Plate 155

Le Courlis
(green paint in sky)
Le Courlieu


Plate 157

Le Vanneau Armé des Indes
Le Pluvier Doré
Le Puvier à Collier


Plate 158



Plate 159

Le Coure-Vite
Le Tourne-Pierre


Plate 160

Le Merle D'Eau
Le Râle du Genêts
Le Râle D'Eau
La Marouette

(smear in right margin)


Plate 161

La Caurâle
La Poule D'Eau
La Poule Sultane


Plate 162

La Foulque
Le Jacana


Plate 164

Le Grèbe Greillard
Le Grèbe Esclvong
Le Grèbe Castagneaux


Plate 167

Le Pierre-Gahn
L'Oiseau du Tropique


Plate 168

Le Fou Commun
La Frégate

Plate 169

Le Goëland à Manteau Noir
Le Goëland Varié


Plate 170

Le Labbe à Longur Queue
Le Bec-en-Ciseaux


Plate 171

Le Nodde


Plate 172

Le Flammant
Le Cygne


Plate 173

L'Oie Sauvage
L'Oie de Guinée


Plate 174

L'Oie Bronzée
L'Oie D'Égypte


Plate 175

L'Oie Rieuse
Le Bernache


Plate 176

Le Canard


Plate 177

Le Canard Siffleur
Le Siffleur Huppé


Plate 179

Le Morillon
La Macheuse


Plate 180

Le Brun Fou
Le Proyer


Plate 183

Le Pétrel Damier
Le Pétrel Puffin


Plate 184

Le Pétrel Fulmar
L'Oiseau des Tempêtes


Plate 185

Le Guillemot



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