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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print - Coliou Raye or The Speckled Mousebird

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print - Coliou Raye or The Speckled Mousebird

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print - Kamichi or Horned Screamer of South America

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print - Kamichi or Horned Screamer of South America

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Becassine or Snipe Birds

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Becassine or Snipe Birds

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Cassican & Calao - Great Hornbill Sth America

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Cassican & Calao - Great Hornbill Sth America

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Le Jacamar & Le Todier or Jacamar & Flycatcher

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print Le Jacamar & Le Todier or Jacamar & Flycatcher

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of a Female Blue-knobbed Curassow of Colombia

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of a Female Blue-knobbed Curassow of Colombia

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of a Male Blue-knobbed Curassow of Colombia

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of a Male Blue-knobbed Curassow of Colombia

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Ganga- Partridges and Grouse

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Ganga- Partridges and Grouse

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Houbara Bustard Africa to China

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Houbara Bustard Africa to China

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Manucodes, Bird of Paradise Australia & PNG

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Manucodes, Bird of Paradise Australia & PNG

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Piquete or Song Bird

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Piquete or Song Bird

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Promerops or Sugarbird

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of Promerops or Sugarbird

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of the Caurale Bird of The Americas

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of the Caurale Bird of The Americas

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Chevalier Bird or Sandpiper

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Chevalier Bird or Sandpiper

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of the Fauvette

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of the Fauvette

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Jabiru of South America

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Jabiru of South America

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Maya or The Tree Sparrow

1760 De Buffon Antique Bird Print of The Maya or The Tree Sparrow

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Momot Bird Print or Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers

1760 De Buffon Antique Momot Bird Print or Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1760 De Buffon Antique Print of Great Tinamou or Mountain Hen of South America

1760 De Buffon Antique Print of Great Tinamou or Mountain Hen of South America

Description: 
This fine exquisitely hand coloured original antique Ornithological Bird print was published in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in 1760.
The original hand colouring on these particular prints is spectacular, some of the best I have seen to date.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, blue, pink, green 
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 7in x 4 1/2in (180mm x 110mm)
Plate size: - 6 1/2in x 4in (165mm x 100mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1765 Buffon Antique Large Folio Bird Print - American Long Billed Curlew

1765 Buffon Antique Large Folio Bird Print - American Long Billed Curlew

Description:
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique large ornithological folio print of the American Long Billed Curlew was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux by Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon & Edme Louis Daubenton between 1765-80.
These prints are in extraordinary condition with superb original colour on clean heavy chain laid paper. 

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseauxwas published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in collaboration with Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’sEncyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm)

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

$325.00 USD
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1765 Count De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print European Bee Eater

1765 Count De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print European Bee Eater

Description: This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique ornithological print of the European Bee Eater or Le Guepier was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and was published in the 1765 edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux the volumes printedbetween 1765-80.
*Please do not be confused between these larger fine folio prints and the later, smaller  8vo prints.

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major de Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseauxwas published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in  collaboration with de Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’s Encyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

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

$325.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Bird Print - Piebald Leucistic Common Grackle

1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Bird Print - Piebald Leucistic Common Grackle

Description:
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique large ornithological folio print of the North American Piebald Leucistic Common Grackle was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux by Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon & Edme Louis Daubenton between 1765-80.
These prints are in extraordinary condition with superb original colour on clean heavy chain laid paper. 

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseauxwas published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in collaboration with Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’sEncyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm)

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

$325.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Bird Print of North American Hairy Woodpecker

1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Bird Print of North American Hairy Woodpecker

Description: 
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique ornithogical bird print of the North American Hairy Woodpecker was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the 1765 edition of George Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon Histore Naturelle de Oiseauxwith the total volumes printed between 1765 to 1780.
 *Please do not be confused between these larger fine folio prints and the later, smaller  8vo prints.

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major de Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux was published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in  collaboration with de Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’s Encyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

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

$375.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print Grey-Necked Wood Rail

1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print Grey-Necked Wood Rail

Description: 
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique ornithogical bird print of the grey-necked wood rail or grey-cowled wood rail (Aramides cajaneus) of the Rallide family, that lives primarily in forests and mangroves of Central and South America  was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the 1765 edition of George Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon Histore Naturelle de Oiseaux with the total volumes printed between 1765 to 1780.
 *Please do not be confused between these larger fine folio prints and the later, smaller  8vo prints.

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major de Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux was published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in  collaboration with de Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’s Encyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

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

$325.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print the Jamaican Woodpecker

1765 De Buffon Large Antique Folio Ornithological Print the Jamaican Woodpecker

Description: 
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique ornithogical bird print of the Jamaican Woodpecker, endemic to Jamaica, was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the 1765 edition of George Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon Histore Naturelle de Oiseaux with the total volumes printed between 1765 to 1780.
 *Please do not be confused between these larger fine folio prints and the later, smaller  8vo prints.

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major de Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux was published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in  collaboration with de Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’sEncyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

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

$375.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Folio Antique Bird Print - The American Jabiru Stork

1765 De Buffon Large Folio Antique Bird Print - The American Jabiru Stork

Description:
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique large ornithological folio print of the Jabiru Stork of South & Central America was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux by Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon & Edme Louis Daubenton between 1765-80.
These prints are in extraordinary condition with superb original colour on clean heavy chain laid paper. 

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseauxwas published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in collaboration with Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’sEncyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm)

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

$375.00 USD
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1765 De Buffon Large Folio Antique Bird Print of Rufous-Tailed Jacamar, Brasil

1765 De Buffon Large Folio Antique Bird Print of Rufous-Tailed Jacamar, Brasil

Description:
This fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique large ornithological folio print of the Roufus Tailed Jacamar of Brasil, South America was engraved by Francois Nicolas Martinet and published in the Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux by Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon & Edme Louis Daubenton between 1765-80.
These prints are in extraordinary condition with superb original colour on clean heavy chain laid paper. 

Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, is a collection of 1,008 hand colored bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon. This was one of two major Buffon works, collectively the most comprehensive French natural history sets of their time. Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseauxwas published in 42 volumes from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton in collaboration with Buffon, illustrated with engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Georges-Louis Leclerc or Count de Buffon (1707 - 1788) was a French aristocrat of formidable intellect and achievements, including books on mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially steered him toward law school, Buffon persisted in pursuing his interest in math. At the age of 20, he discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. He soon became fascinated with biological science, and his father relented and let him enroll in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. As a young man in Paris, he befriended Voltaire and other intellectuals, and gained admission to the prestigious Academy of Science at age 27. Decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution, Buffon dared to challenge religious thought with empirical observations, suggesting that the earth was older than 6,000 years and that the physical resemblance between humans and apes might be explained by their having a common ancestry. While the theories he proposed to explain these phenomena were by and large incorrect, he correctly grasped that a new paradigm was needed.
De Buffon also published a different 44-volume natural history work with various studies, including birds, titled Histoire Naturelle Generale Et Particuliere (Natural History, General and Particular) (Paris, 1749-1804), which included works by various artists including Jacques Eustache de Sève. This work was his major achievement and an ambitious project characteristic of the 18th-century Enlightenment: a 44-volume encyclopedia attempting to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma.

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. In the same period, 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. In 1768, a comprehensive group of natural history studies drafted by Martinet, and engraved by Robert Bénard were included in the natural history volume of Diderot and Alembert’sEncyclopédie. Martinet also drew and engraved portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Green, blue, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 12in x 9in (305mm x 230mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 8in (255mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm)

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

$325.00 USD
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1822 Louis Freycinet Large Antique Bird Print of The Wood Kingfisher, New Guinea

1822 Louis Freycinet Large Antique Bird Print of The Wood Kingfisher, New Guinea

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique print of the Wood Kingfisherdacélonidés of New Guinea was engraved by Coutant and published in the 1822 edition ofVoyage autour du monde sur les corvettes Uranie et la Physicienne by Louis de Freycinetaboard the ship Uranie and its voyage of discovery. Also accompanying Freycinet on this expedition was Louis lsidore Duperry instrumental in the surveying and mapping of many of the regions explored by the Uranie

Louis Claude Desaulces de Freycinet (1779-1842) was a French marine officer and explorer, who participated in several significant early 19th-century expeditions to relatively unknown areas in the southern hemisphere. In 1800, he joined one of the most important early explorations of Australia, which was commissioned by the French government and commanded by Nicholas Baudin (1754-1803). On this voyage, which included stops in Mauritius and Tasmania, Freycinet served as a surveyor and was responsible for conducting a thorough cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Upon returning to France years later, he completed a detailed account of the journey begun by the naturalist Françis Péron that was published as Voyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes between 1807 and 1816.

In 1817, Freycinet embarked on the Uranie on a major scientific expedition around the world to record information regarding the geography, meteorology, terrestrial magnetism, ethnology, and indigenous flora and fauna of various locations in the southern hemisphere. Accompanied by the talented artist Jacques Arago, he explored the Sandwich Islands, the Hawaii Islands as well as Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope, Tonga, Gibraltar, Tenerife, Mauritius, Timor, Tierra del Fuego, Montevideo, Mauritius, New South Wales, and the Caroline Islands. After being shipwrecked near the Falklands, Freycinet eventually returned to Paris on the Physicienne in 1820, where he published a comprehensive illustrated account of the expedition in a colossal thirteen-volume work entitled Voyage Autor de Monde.

Louis lsidore Duperry a French naval officer was born in Paris, 21 October 1786 and died there on the 10th of September 1865. 
He entered the French navy in 1802, was promoted 2nd lieutenant, and sailed in 1817 for a voyage round the world in the corvette " Uranie," under the command of Louis Claude Desaules De Freycinet, which was wrecked on the Malouine islands. Duperrey was picked up by a passing American vessel, returned to France, and was promoted to 1st lieutenant. 
In 1822 he received his commission as captain, and, in command of the corvette "La Coquille," sailed on a scientific expedition to the South American coasts and the Pacific Ocean, from which he returned on 24 March 1825. During that time he  repeatedly visited the coasts of Chili and Peru from where he sent to the navy department interesting reports upon the geology and institutions of those countries, and brought home many thousand zoological and botanical specimens. 
The observations of many Pendulum Measurements taken during this voyage at many different points proved the flattening of the earth at the poles, Duperrey also determined the position of the magnetic poles and the figure of the magnetic equator. 
He designed charts of the coast of South America that are valued, especially one showing the bifurcation of the current at the mouth of the Plate. Duperrey in 1836 was appointed officer of the Legion of Honor, and in 1842 a member of the French academy. He published Voyage autour du Monde....pendant les annes 1822 - 25 in Paris between 1826 & 1830. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 18in x 12in (460mm x 305mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 9 1/2in (315mm x 240mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Spotting and light soiling
Plate area: - Light soiling, spotting & offsetting
Verso: - Light soiling, spotting 

$275.00 USD
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1822 Louis Freycinet Large Antique Bird Print The Wood Shrike, Papua New Guinea

1822 Louis Freycinet Large Antique Bird Print The Wood Shrike, Papua New Guinea

Description: 
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique print of The Yellow Bellied Wood Shrike of New Guinea was engraved by Jean Louis Denis Coutant in 1822 from the voyages of the ship the Uranie and published by Louis de Freycinet in Voyage autour du monde sur les corvettes Uranie et la Physicienne.

Louis Claude Desaulces de Freycinet (1779-1842) was a French marine officer and explorer, who participated in several significant early 19th-century expeditions to relatively unknown areas in the southern hemisphere. In 1800, he joined one of the most important early explorations of Australia, which was commissioned by the French government and commanded by Nicholas Baudin (1754-1803). On this voyage, which included stops in Mauritius and Tasmania, Freycinet served as a surveyor and was responsible for conducting a thorough cartographic survey of the Australian coast. Upon returning to France years later, he completed a detailed account of the journey begun by the naturalist Françis Péron that was published asVoyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes between 1807 and 1816.

In 1817, Freycinet embarked on the Uranie on a major scientific expedition around the world to record information regarding the geography, meteorology, terrestrial magnetism, ethnology, and indigenous flora and fauna of various locations in the southern hemisphere. Accompanied by the talented artist Jacques Arago, he explored the Sandwich Islands, the Hawaii Islands as well as Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope, Tonga, Gibraltar, Tenerife, Mauritius, Timor, Tierra del Fuego, Montevideo, Mauritius, New South Wales, and the Caroline Islands. After being shipwrecked near the Falklands, Freycinet eventually returned to Paris on the Physicienne in 1820, where he published a comprehensive illustrated account of the expedition in a colossal thirteen-volume work entitled Voyage Autor de Monde. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

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: - Authentic
Paper size: - 18in x 12in (460mm x 305mm)
Plate size: - 13in x 9 ½in (330mm x 240mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

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

$275.00 USD
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1856 Morris Antique Ornithogical Print Eggs of Black Throated & Red Throated Diver

1856 Morris Antique Ornithogical Print Eggs of Black Throated & Red Throated Diver

Description: 

This fine original, antique hand coloured engraved print, the Eggs of Morris Birds - (top) Black-Throated Diver (below) Red Throated Diver ; Plate CCIV from Volume III, was published in the 1856 edition of Francis Morris 'A Natural History of the Nest and Eggs of British Birds'

A History of British Birds - The inspiration for Francis Orpen Morris' A History of British Birds actually came from the renowned English printer, Benjamion Fawcett, who approached Morris to write the text when Morris became Vicar of Nafferton. Morris had a reputation as a popular writer on natural history in general and birds in particular. His first book had appeared as early as 1834, a guide to an arrangement of British birds. However, his association with Benjamin Fawcett was to have remarkable results, particularly for the study of ornithology.

History of British Birds was entirely printed and bound in the small North Country village of Driffield, Fawcett’s residence and shop, and shipped in tea chests to London. It was a resounding success.

Work on A History of British Birds probably began in 1848. Publication, which took over seven years to complete from June 1850, was undertaken in monthly parts costing one shilling. Each part contained 24 pages of letterpress and 4 hand-coloured plates. The final six volume work contained 358 coloured plates. One thousand copies of the first part were initially produced, but such was the demand that Fawcett quickly had to move into larger premises.

Alexander Francis Lydon was one of Fawcett’s principal engravers, contributing much in technique and design A team of women colourists under very strict scrutiny first from Fawcett then his wife (a former colourist herself) hand coloured each plate. Morris became an early advocate for conservation and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  Original
Colors used: - Yellow, brown,  
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 9 3/4in x 6 1/4in (250mm x 160mm)
Plate size: - 9 3/4in x 6 1/4in (250mm x 160mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$60.00 USD
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1856 Morris Antique Ornithogical Print The Eggs of Great Northern Diver or Loon

1856 Morris Antique Ornithogical Print The Eggs of Great Northern Diver or Loon

Description: 
This fine original, antique hand coloured engraved print, the Eggs of Great Northern Diver or Loon; Plate CCIII from Volume III, was published in the 1856 edition of Francis Morris 'A Natural History of the Nest and Eggs of British Birds'

A History of British Birds - The inspiration for Francis Orpen Morris' A History of British Birds actually came from the renowned English printer, Benjamion Fawcett, who approached Morris to write the text when Morris became Vicar of Nafferton. Morris had a reputation as a popular writer on natural history in general and birds in particular. His first book had appeared as early as 1834, a guide to an arrangement of British birds. However, his association with Benjamin Fawcett was to have remarkable results, particularly for the study of ornithology.

History of British Birds was entirely printed and bound in the small North Country village of Driffield, Fawcett’s residence and shop, and shipped in tea chests to London. It was a resounding success.

Work on A History of British Birds probably began in 1848. Publication, which took over seven years to complete from June 1850, was undertaken in monthly parts costing one shilling. Each part contained 24 pages of letterpress and 4 hand-coloured plates. The final six volume work contained 358 coloured plates. One thousand copies of the first part were initially produced, but such was the demand that Fawcett quickly had to move into larger premises.

Alexander Francis Lydon was one of Fawcett’s principal engravers, contributing much in technique and design A team of women colourists under very strict scrutiny first from Fawcett then his wife (a former colourist herself) hand coloured each plate. Morris became an early advocate for conservation and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  Original
Colors used: - Yellow, brown,  
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 9 3/4in x 6 1/4in (250mm x 160mm)
Plate size: - 9 3/4in x 6 1/4in (250mm x 160mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$60.00 USD
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1898 F W Frohawk Antique Ornithogical Print, Eggs of the Great Auk Bird

1898 F W Frohawk Antique Ornithogical Print, Eggs of the Great Auk Bird

Description: 
This finely coloured original antique lithograph print, Bird Eggs of the Great Auk, by the artist Frederick William Frohawk in 1898 - date printed next to signature - was published by Brumby & Clark Ltd , London in the publication The Birds of the British Isles and their Eggs.

Frederick William Frohawk was an English zoological artist and lepidopterist. He began his lengthy and successful career at the age of 20 when he was appointed zoological artist to The Field, an important naturalist magazine of the time.

A talented and prolific artist, Frohawk worked in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, and pencils, and he was also an accomplished lithographer and wood engraver. His knowledge of bird biology is evident in his lifelike paintings and illustrations which were published in a number of books and journals. His work continues to be popular with collectors today. (Ref Tooley M&B)

Condition Report:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, red, green, brown, orange
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 8 1/2in (290mm x 220mm)
Plate size: - 11 1/2in x 8 1/2in (290mm x 220mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

 

$99.00 USD
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