Buffon Histoire Naturelle Bird Engravings 1766 - La Sarcelle de la Chine

Buffon Histoire Naturelle Bird Engravings 1766 - La Sarcelle de la Chine

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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.

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6 X 7.5inches