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1780 Antique Buffon copper engraving of a small OWL (Spotted Owl). 233 years old rare print.

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DESCRIPTION: This fine and rare copper engraving was printed and published in France in 1780. It was printed on good ivory handmade paper and the image is exquisitely drawn.

SUBJECT: OWL (Spotted Owl)
MEDIUM: Copper engraving, printed on good ivory handmade paper. Reverse side is blank.
SIZE (in inch): 7.2" x 4.5" or 18,5 x 11,5 cm.
AGE: 233 years.
CONDITION: Very good conditon

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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count de Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author. His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. Buffon published thirty-five quarto volumes of his Histoire naturelle during his lifetime; one additional volume based on his notes was published in 1789 after his death. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century-

This is an original antique print from 1780, and not a modern reproduction !

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1780 Antique Buffon copper engraving of a small OWL (Spotted Owl). 233 years old rare print.


  • Vintage item from the 1700s
  • Materials: paper, antique paper, antique lithograph
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