William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,
published circa 1827,
Based on the worked of Georges Louis LeClerc, Count of Buffon, these original copper-engraved natural history engravings feature original hand-colour..
Framed in faux bamboo moulding. 'Plate 27. White Negroes'.
William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (1740–1795) was a Scottish printer who edited the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was also a naturalist and antiquary, who was joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a friend of Robert Burns.