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La Giraffe

La Giraffe,  Image number:SIL28-311-01
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  From:
Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière…

Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon 1707-1788
Paris, De l'Imprimerie royale, 1749-1804.

[more information about this book from the library catalog]
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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