Buc'hoz: Le Bec de Grüe luisant Boxed Small Notecards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box.
Published with the New York Botanical Garden
Le Bec de Grüe luisant
Hand-colored etching, from Collection precieuse et enluminée . . . (Paris, 1776), vol. 2, plate 38
Pierre-Joseph Buc’hoz (1731–1807) was a French naturalist, physician, and lawyer. He published Collection precieuse et enluminée . . . in 1776, toward the end of the European chinoiserie movement. The two volumes of this rare publication feature elaborately colored plates that depict plants of China and Europe alongside birds, butterflies, and insects.