Rat and toad with young, Surinam, 1775-1781.

Rat and toad with young, Surinam, 1775-1781.
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actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Hand-coloured engraving of the 'forest rat of Surinam' (top); and (below), a female toad, also from Surinam. Both carry their young on their backs. Illustration from 'Premiere [-seconde] centurie de planches enluminEes et non enluminEes representant au naturel ce qui se trouve de plus interessant et de plus curieux parmi les animaux, les vegetaux et les mineraux, pour servir d'intelligence A l'Histoire generale des trois regnes de la nature'. This work on the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms of nature, by Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807), was published in Paris between 1775 and 1781.

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