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SIMIA PETAURISTA. LE BLANC-NEZ
La Menagerie du Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle. Lacépède, Bernard Germain de. 1801-04 - Size: 290 x 405 mm. Very good condition,slight browning around edge of paper not affecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fabulous engraving of a lesser white nosed monkey from one of the finest examples of eighteenth century french natural history illustratrion.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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