Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste.
From 1749 to his death in 1788, the Comte de Buffon composed thirty-six volumes of his monumental Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière.
The main focus of Buffon’s volumes on non-ornithological animal life contains sections on both domestic and wild animals.
He employed the talents of Jacques de Seve Jacques de Sève (1742 - 1788) to illustrate his descriptions of the quadrupeds.
They were engraved by Louis Le Grand.
These are a selection of his illustrations, with a focus on Africa.