Lemus Fulvus. Le Maki Brun.
Fabulous engraving of a Lemur from one of the finest examples of eighteenth century french natural history illustration.The prominent french naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède 1756-1825 compiled ‘La Menagerie du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle’, a catalogue of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the zoo attached to the Museum of Natural History where he was professor of zoology. Engraved by MIGER, Simon Charles.
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Size: 270 x 400 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition,slight browning and minor staining.