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Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon
Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière… [Natural history, general and particular...] , 1749-1804
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La Giraffe
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It was not uncommon in the 1700s for illustrations to reappear in different publications. The giraffe skin depicted in Buffon’s illustration (seen here), which exaggerates the animal’s size, appeared later, with alterations, in Brink’s description of his travels.
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Art Of African Exploration
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