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1789 Lamarck & Redoute Antique Conchology Print of Duck Clam Shells Pl 255

1789 Lamarck & Redoute Antique Conchology Print of Duck Clam Shells Pl 255

Description:
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique copper-plate Conchology print was published by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in Encyclopedia Methodique, Paris 1789-1832. 
These prints by various artists including H J Redoute - younger brother of the famous Rose illustrator P J Redoute - Fossier, J Deseve and others were engraved by Robert Benard who was responsible for most of the engravings of the French edition of Cooks voyages.

Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) - was one of the most famous French naturalists of the 18th century. He took part in the war of The Seven Years with the Duke of Broglie. After abandoning the military career and returning to France, he settled in Paris, where he devoted himself to Medicine, Meteorology and Botanic, for which he had as a master Bernard de Jussieu. 
He became well-known after the publication of the catalogue La Flore Française, written using the dichotomic keys, a new method invented by the same Lamarck. As the botanist of the king, he started a long trip through Europe, taking with him Buffon's son. When he returned, he worked at the Encyclopedie methodique, continuing D'Alembert and Diderot's work. After starting teaching at the Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle, he spent all his time devoting himself to Zoology, with a particular interest to fossils and living mollusks. 
The scientific world owes him the reorganization of the classification and distinction between Vertebrates and Invertebrates and the introduction of new species divisions, like Crustaceans, Arachnids and Annelids. The [Encyclopedia Methodique] Botanique 1789-1832, was his most famous work. It was originally published in 4 volumes, containing over 1000 plates, of which 28 by Redouté.(Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, green, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 8 1/2in (280mm x 215mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 190mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1789 Lamarck & Redoute Antique Conchology Print, Molluscs, Pl 256

1789 Lamarck & Redoute Antique Conchology Print, Molluscs, Pl 256

Description:
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique copper-plate Conchology print was published by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in Encyclopedia Methodique, Paris 1789-1832. 
These prints by various artists including H J Redoute - younger brother of the famous Rose illustrator P J Redoute - Fossier, J Deseve and others were engraved by Robert Benard who was responsible for most of the engravings of the French edition of Cooks voyages.

Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) - was one of the most famous French naturalists of the 18th century. He took part in the war of The Seven Years with the Duke of Broglie. After abandoning the military career and returning to France, he settled in Paris, where he devoted himself to Medicine, Meteorology and Botanic, for which he had as a master Bernard de Jussieu. 
He became well-known after the publication of the catalogue La Flore Française, written using the dichotomic keys, a new method invented by the same Lamarck. As the botanist of the king, he started a long trip through Europe, taking with him Buffon's son. When he returned, he worked at the Encyclopedie methodique, continuing D'Alembert and Diderot's work. After starting teaching at the Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle, he spent all his time devoting himself to Zoology, with a particular interest to fossils and living mollusks. 
The scientific world owes him the reorganization of the classification and distinction between Vertebrates and Invertebrates and the introduction of new species divisions, like Crustaceans, Arachnids and Annelids. The [Encyclopedia Methodique] Botanique 1789-1832, was his most famous work. It was originally published in 4 volumes, containing over 1000 plates, of which 28 by Redouté.(Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Blue, yellow, green, red
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 11 1/2in x 8 1/2in (280mm x 215mm)
Plate size: - 10in x 7 1/2in (255mm x 190mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1751 Diderot Antique Print Canadian Otter, East Indies Seal & Morse

1751 Diderot Antique Print Canadian Otter, East Indies Seal & Morse

  • Title : Histoire Naturelle, Fig. 1. Le Loutre Du Canada. Fig 2. Le Phoque Des Indies Fig 3. Le Morse
  • Date : 1751
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  90532
  • Size: 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)

Description:
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique print of a Canadian Otter, Seal of the East Indies & a Morse was drawn by Francois Nicolas Martinet and engraved by Robert Benard (fl 1750-85) to accompany Denis Diderot's (1713-84) monumental work Encyclopedia published between 1751 & 1772.

Encyclopedia was a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted the arts and sciences, and the tools and methods of artisans and trade people in a methodical and thorough way. The entire encyclopedia comprised of 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates. 
The marvelous 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. (Ref Tooley M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Brown, yellow, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm)
Plate size: - 14in x 9in (355mm x 230mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

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

$75.00 USD
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1765 Isaac Tirion Antique Print of an Alms House in Amsterdam, Holland

1765 Isaac Tirion Antique Print of an Alms House in Amsterdam, Holland

  • Title : Het Oude-Zyds-Huiszitten-Aalmoesseniers-Huis, van agteren.
  • Date : 1765
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  Het1
  • Size: 9in x 6in (230mm x 150mm)

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique print of an Alms House in Amsterdam was published by Isaac Tirion in the 1765 edition ofTopografie van Nederland. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Green, pink, yellow
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 9in x 6in (230mm x 150mm)
Plate size: - 8 1/2in x 5 1/2in (215mm x 140mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)

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

$75.00 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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