Antique Bird Engraving 'Ortolan'  Comte De Buffon

Antique Bird Engraving 'Ortolan' Comte De Buffon


A beautiful hand coloured antique bird engravings from Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon's Naturgeschichte der Vogel (the German translation) published in the late 1700s through the early 1800s. Beautiful soft colours on this Ortolano bunting.

Nicely matted & in a more contemporary matte metal frame that works quite brilliantly. Measures 8" w x 11."

'Histoire Naturelle' was one of the most expansive works done in the field of natural history. Buffon's work became one of the most informative sources as far as the visual appearance of animals.