Buffon is considered the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century. His ideas have influenced generations of naturalists, including Charles Darwin.
Buffon's greatest work was Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. It described everything known about the natural world. Édouard Traviès de Villers (March 1809 10 November 1876) was a French watercolourist, lithographer and illustrator. He regularly exhibited works at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866 and was primarily known for his paintings of natural history subjects, especially birds.
His greatest work was Les oiseaux les plus remarquables par leurs formes et leurs couleurs (The most remarkable birds for their form and colour). Simultaneously published in London and Paris in 1857, Les oiseaux contains 79 hand-colored lithographic plates made from Traviès's original paintings. His elder brother was the painter and caricaturist Charles-Joseph Traviès de Villers. Condition: discoloration, losses, creases throughout both plates. Colors of hand colored watercolor are quite fresh.
Mounted on acid free paper. Size: 5 1/2 x 8 2/8 each.
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Thank you for looking and good luck! The item "Georges Louis LeClerc/Comte de Buffon Atlas des oiseaux 2 hand colored engraving" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
The seller is "esellerbernard" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.