Monkeys by Buffon:  Browse the collection of 18th Century engravings, framed & unframed, by a curious French naturalist George Leclerc Compte de Buffon.

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 with caption and your contact information. Our staff will call you to arrange payment and shipping.    We offer most of our prints, with discounts on sets. On some of our prints, we offer framing & international shipping.  Browse the monkey collection and then call us directly at 413-245-4197 to discuss your order.

18th Century Monkeys by Buffon. Charming 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.  Each piece boasts with lots of character and measures 8 1/4 x 10 1/2.”  Priced at $175. each.

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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 monkey prints 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 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 Monkeys.

This collection of monkeys 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.

Compte de Buffon! First Editions!

A collection of three 1st edition Buffon, framed monkeys.  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!

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

A great selection of antique monkey prints ready to hang. Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle. Engravings of Monkeys produced in the 1800’s! Give your room a warm tropical feel with these little guys who have so much character! The early naturalists were fascinated with the human like creatures. Thus monkey engravings and lithographs were produced, to provide an index and record the species known to science!  

18th Century monkey engravings and antique monkey engravings framed.

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Published by Anne Hall

I am a naturalist by trade & by passion. I am a 2nd generation dealer of fine antique prints and I enjoy providing my clientele personalized service.

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