Robert Benard - 18th Century Engraving, Histoire Naturelle, L'Euphorbe
DescriptionRobert Benard - Original 18th Century Engraving. From the 'Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi' (1749–1804) by the Comte de Buffon. Signed in plate. On laid. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Taken from a folio, so tears from removed binding run along the left side of the sheet.
35.5 x 22.7cm (14" x 8.9")Sheet: 40 x 26cm (15.7" x 10.2") Plate: 35.5 x 22.7cm (14" x 8.9")
The 'Histoire Naturelle’ (1749–1804) is an encyclopaedic collection of 36 large (quarto) volumes written over much of his working life by the Comte de Buffon, and continued in eight more volumes after his death by his colleagues, led by Bernard Germain de Lacépède. The books cover what was known of the "natural sciences" at the time, including what would now be called material science, physics, chemistry and technology as well as the natural history of animals.
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|Dimensions||35.5 x 22.7cm|
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