Monkeys by Buffon-18th Century Antique Singe Engravings

Monkeys by Buffon. 18th Century antique singe or monkey engravings. Compte de Buffon’s work published in many editions. Exquisite expressions of the monkeys are some of the best by any naturalist.  Browse my collection of 18th century engravings by a curious French naturalist George Leclerc Compte de Buffon.

Monkeys by Buffon | Histoire Naturelle Engravings 1749-1761

Published in Paris c.1749-1761, these 18th century engravings from George LeClerc Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle. The natural history encyclopedia included these charming monkeys by Buffon. Watercolors have been added professionally to each copper plate engraving on laid rag paper. Strong platemarks. Each piece of paper  measures 8×10.5″ with an image size @6×8″ $175. each. 

To order one of our antique monkey prints, or any of our antique lithographs & hand colored engravings, please fill out our contact form with the prints name & caption with your contact information. Anne will call you to arrange payment & shipping.    We offer most of our prints, with discounts on sets. On some of our prints, we offer framing & international shipping.  Call 413-245-4197 for personalized service from Anne.

Charming 18th Century Antique Monkey Engravings:

Produced in Paris and Amsterdam from 1749-1761, these gorgeous antique engravings of monkeys date to 1749-1761.  This collection of monkeys are hand colored and were printed in black ink from copper plate engravings. The antique singe engravings boasts of character!  Measurement:  8 1/4 x 10 1/2.”  Priced at $175. each.  or 3 or more at $150. each.  Click here to contact us. 

Framed Buffon Monkeys: Exquisite & small hand colored monkey engravings.

Antique monkey prints ready to hang in lovely hand tooled wood frames.  This collection of antique singe engravings was produced by George Leclerc Compte de Buffon.  Buffon was a famous French naturalist with endless amounts of inherited wealth.  Consequently he published in depth works.  Publishing costs were of no consequence to him.

This small rare German edition of singes was published c.1800.   Hand colored copper plate engravings printed onto hand made hand laid linen rag.  A rare German edition of monkeys by Buffon with exquisite water colors.     Each framed piece measures 10 x 12.”    $200. each. Click here to contact us.

George Le Clerc Compte de Buffon Singes.

This collection of Compte de Buffon singes were produced in Paris and Amsterdam from 1749-1761. These gorgeous antique engravings of monkeys by Buffon are hand colored and were printed in black ink from copper plate engravings.  Each George Leclerc Buffon Monkey measures  8 1/4 x 10 1/2.”   Priced at  $165. each. Click here to contact us.

Complement Your Collection with Buffon African, Asian & Indian Animals

A collection of three framed 1st edition Buffon antique monkey engravings.

A collection of three framed 1st edition Buffon antique monkey engravings.  The illustrations are wonderful depictions dating to the mid 18th Century and published in Paris and Amsterdam from 1749-1761.  Each old hand colored engraving has archival framing, complete with double rag mats and UV glass.  The molding is a honey burl, solid wood frame with a satin finish. Click here to contact us.

Sorry this set is SOLD but I would be happy to provide you with a customized framed set of your own!

We hope you have enjoyed our selection of 18th Century antique monkey prints.  Some are framed & ready to hang.  Sourced from Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle.  Our collection of  Compte de Buffon singes published in the mid to late 1700’s.  Give your room a warm tropical feel with these monkeys by Buffon.  They have character! Early naturalists were fascinated with the human like creatures. Thus antique monkey engravings and lithographs published to index and record the scientific data.

Test your French and learn more about wild macaques by viewing National Geographic Wild France coverage of  Le Macaques de Buffon-Wild France

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