C1827

1. Fringilla carduelis Linn./ The common Goldfinch./ 2. Rupicola Viridis Temm./ The Green Cock of the Rock./ 3. Fringilla montifringilla Linn./ The Mountain Finch.

Fine engraving from Baron Cuvier’s The Animal Kingdom.

$A 25

S/N: AKAIC-BI-OS-023–231612
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Full Title:

1. Fringilla carduelis Linn./ The common Goldfinch./ 2. Rupicola Viridis Temm./ The Green Cock of the Rock./ 3. Fringilla montifringilla Linn./ The Mountain Finch.

Date:

C1827

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
1. Fringilla carduelis Linn./ The common Goldfinch./ 2. Rupicola Viridis Temm./ The Green Cock of the Rock./ 3. Fringilla montifringilla Linn./ The Mountain Finch. - Antique Print from 1827

Genuine antique
dated:

1827

Description:

Fine engraving from Baron Cuvier’s The Animal Kingdom.

Baron Cuvier (1769 - 1832)

Cuvier was a pioneer in the science of comparative anatomy, he originated a system of zoological classification that comprised four phyla based on differences in structure of the skeleton and organs. His reconstruction of the soft parts of fossils deduced from their skeletal remains greatly advanced the science of paleontology. The flying reptile pterodactyl was identified and named by Cuvier. He rejected the theory of evolution in favor of catastrophism. Cuvier held various high posts in the government and did much to develop higher education in France.

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