"Serpent Cornu". Double-page plate, No. 15, from Quatre Voyages dans le pays des Hottentots et la Cafrerie en 1777, 1778, & 1779. Volume X from Voyage Aux Sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, Pendant Les Annees 1768... 1772.
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Paris: Chez Plassan, 1792. Copperplate engraving of a thoroughly nasty looking desert horned viper, sheet (40cm x 29cm), plate (32cm x 22cm) on fine rag paper. William Paterson (1755-1810), who later had a career as a colonial administrator in Australia, explored the inland plateau of South Africa in search of botanical and other specimens to send back to England. A clean bright image with ample margins; simply mounted on white acid-free mat.
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