Author Orbigny, A. D. d' Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la république orientale de l'Uruguay, la république Argentine, la Patagonie, la république du Chili, la république de Bolivia, la république du Perou). Exécuté dans le cours des années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833. Atlas. Zoologique. Mammifères. Plate 14. Felis geoffroyi d'Orbigny et Gervais.
Published 1840
Item ID 71124
€250.00
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Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, V. Levrault, 1840-[1847]. Folio-size (33.9 x 25.3 cm). Hand-coloured engraving with printed caption. A rare, well-preserved hand-painted engraving of Geoffroy's cat, a beautiful small wild cat from South America, described jointly by d'Orbigny and Gervais. Engraved by the French illustrator Christophe Annedouche (1803-1866) after an original drawing by the French zoological illustrator Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856), and printed by the French zoological illustrator, engraver, printer and publisher Jean Delarue. This print in excellent condition. Very faint marginal spotting. slightly frayed at the top edge. No creases, dents or tears present. Nissen ZBI, 3021. A stunningly beautiful image of a rarely seen tropical cat