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Nilgaut Femelle. Le,. Pl. XI. [Nilgai or Blue Bull].

  • ARTIST: George-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon

  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving,

    DATE: 1749-1804.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 7 1/2 x 5 3/4" (19.2 x 14.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine image that appeared in "Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particulaire" by George-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon. The 44 volumes were published from 1749 to 1804, although Buffon died in 1788. Director of the Jardin du Roi in France, Buffon was the first to present the universe as a unified whole. <br><br> This is an engraving of a female nilgai. The nilgai is the largest Asian antelope species and is native to the Indian subcontinent.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.