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1785 Bloch Large Fish Print Ophidium Barbatum & Ophidium Aculeatum - Sea Snakes

1785 Bloch Large Fish Print Ophidium Barbatum & Ophidium Aculeatum - Sea Snakes

Description:
This superbly hand coloured original antiquefish print of Ophidium Barbatum & Ophidium Aculeatum was published in the  the first folio edition of "Ichthyologie, Ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particulière, Des Poissons, published by Mark Bloch (1723-99),  in both Paris and Berlin between 1785-97.

The drawings were primarily done by Johan Friedrich August Krueger and Johan Friedrich Henning. What makes these prints stand out from most of the period and later, is not just the superb detail to the engraving but the attention spent on the hand coloring.

A monumental and beautiful work that continued to be a primary reference for the naturalists into the 19th century and is still admired today for its sumptuous illustrations. The plates reproduce the bright natural coloring of the fish, some of which were heightened with gold, silver or bronze to imitate the metallic sheen of scales. (Ref: Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green
General color appearance: - Beautiful 
Paper size: - 18in x 11in (460mm x 280mm)
Plate size: - 15in x 8in (380mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$175.00 USD
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1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

Description: 

This beautifully hand coloured original antique print of sea Coral was drawn by Francois Nicolas Martinet and engraved by Robert Benard (fl.1750-1785) - responsible for most of the engravings of the French edition of Cooks voyages - and published for Denis Diderot's (1713-84) Encyclopedia in 1751.

Encyclopedia:
This was a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted nature, the arts and sciences, and the tools and methods of artisans and trade people in a methodical and thorough way. The entire encyclopaedia was published between 1751 and 1772, and comprised 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates.

The marvellously detailed plates show how everything in the period was made. It had a huge impact on its own time, and is highly valued by present-day historians as a record of the techniques and vocations of the pre-Industrial world. It is also a great resource for collectors, art and craftspeople.  

Francois Nicolas Martinet was a French engraver and draughtsman. In 1756 he was working for the court of France as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. At the same time Martinet produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Some of these he engraved himself, while others were drawn by him but engraved by his sister Thérèse Martinet (born c. 1731). He is best known for his engravings of birds for Comte de Buffon's, Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux published in Paris from 1770-86. He also engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, green
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 15 ½in x 10in (395mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 9in (355mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None 

$125.00 USD
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1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

Description: 

This beautifully hand coloured original antique print of sea Coral was drawn by Francois Nicolas Martinet and engraved by Robert Benard (fl.1750-1785) - responsible for most of the engravings of the French edition of Cooks voyages - and published for Denis Diderot's (1713-84) Encyclopedia in 1751.

Encyclopedia:
This was a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted nature, the arts and sciences, and the tools and methods of artisans and trade people in a methodical and thorough way. The entire encyclopaedia was published between 1751 and 1772, and comprised 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates.

The marvellously detailed plates show how everything in the period was made. It had a huge impact on its own time, and is highly valued by present-day historians as a record of the techniques and vocations of the pre-Industrial world. It is also a great resource for collectors, art and craftspeople.  

Francois Nicolas Martinet was a French engraver and draughtsman. In 1756 he was working for the court of France as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. At the same time Martinet produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Some of these he engraved himself, while others were drawn by him but engraved by his sister Thérèse Martinet (born c. 1731). He is best known for his engravings of birds for Comte de Buffon's, Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux published in Paris from 1770-86. He also engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, green
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 15 ½in x 10in (395mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 9in (355mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - Light age toning
Verso: - Light age toning

$125.00 USD
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1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

1751 Diderot Large Antique Print of Sea Coral - Polypiers

Description: 

This beautifully hand coloured original antique print of sea Coral was drawn by Francois Nicolas Martinet and engraved by Robert Benard (fl.1750-1785) - responsible for most of the engravings of the French edition of Cooks voyages - and published for Denis Diderot's (1713-84) Encyclopedia in 1751.

Encyclopedia:
This was a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted nature, the arts and sciences, and the tools and methods of artisans and trade people in a methodical and thorough way. The entire encyclopaedia was published between 1751 and 1772, and comprised 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates.

The marvellously detailed plates show how everything in the period was made. It had a huge impact on its own time, and is highly valued by present-day historians as a record of the techniques and vocations of the pre-Industrial world. It is also a great resource for collectors, art and craftspeople.  

Francois Nicolas Martinet was a French engraver and draughtsman. In 1756 he was working for the court of France as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. At the same time Martinet produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Some of these he engraved himself, while others were drawn by him but engraved by his sister Thérèse Martinet (born c. 1731). He is best known for his engravings of birds for Comte de Buffon's, Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux published in Paris from 1770-86. He also engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, green
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 15 ½in x 10in (395mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 9in (355mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - Light age toning
Verso: - Light age toning

$125.00 USD
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1798 La Perouse Antique Print of Sea Urchins of the America NW Coast

1798 La Perouse Antique Print of Sea Urchins of the America NW Coast

  • Title : Echini Marini, or Sea Urchins, of the North West Coast of America. Published as the (act) directs Novr. 1st 1798, by G.G. & J. Robinson
  • Date : 1798
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  31738
  • Size: 16 1/2in x 10 1/2in (420mm x 265mm) 

Description: 
This large and fine original antique print of Sea Urchins found off the NW coast of America by Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de la Pérouse during his ill fated voyage of discovery - was engraved in 1798 - dated - and published in the 1799 English edition of the Atlas du voyage de La Perouse (Charts And Plates To La Perouse's Voyage, Published as the Act directs Nov. 1st 1798, by G.G. & J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row)

Jean-François de Galaup, Comte La Perouse set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797.

This print was first published posthumously as part of the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797.(Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: -
Colors used: -
General color appearance: -
Paper size: - 16 1/2in x 10 1/2in (420mm x 265mm)
Plate size: - 16 1/2in x 10 1/2in (420mm x 265mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$100.00 USD
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