La Sarcelle de la Chine - Winter teal of China. The smallest species of surface ducks.
A high quality coloured original engraving.
George Louis Leclerc Buffon. A student of the Academy of Science, Buffon influenced the separation of science from theology, even before Darwin's theory of evolution. He suggested that man and ape may be connected through a scientific, common ancestry. In addition, Buffon challenged existing religious dogmas and acknowledged that new theories were needed, believing that the Earth was more than 6,000 years old.
6 X 7.5inches