Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Petite Perruche Male, de Guinee.' - Plate 60. It shows: Small Parakeet from Guinea.

Description:  From: 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux.', (A part of Histoire Naturelle...) by Comte de Buffon, published in Paris
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Francois Nicolas Martinet
Small Parakeet from Guinea by Martinet - Handcoloured engraving - 18th century

1770

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Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Petite Perruche Male, de Guinee.' - Plate 60. It shows: Small Parakeet from Guinea. Description: From: 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux.', (A part of Histoire Naturelle...) by Comte de Buffon, published in Paris from 1770 to 1786. This is considered the most important 18th c. ornithological work, and most the beautiful ed. of Buffon's works, containing 1008 handcoloured plates. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Francois-Nicolas Martinet' after an anonymous artist. Francois Nicolas Martinet (1725-1804) was a French engineer and engraver. He worked for the court. His work is varried: from illustrating plays and operas to drawing and engraving landscapes, portraits of notables and scenes of court life at Versailles. He lived and worked during one of the most tumultuous times in French history, witnessing the reigns of Louis XV, Louis XVI / Marie Antoinette and the terror of the French Revolution, followed by the ascent of Napoleon. He was the brother of the female engraver Angelique Martinet (c.1731 - c. 1780). Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon (September 7, 1707 - April 16, 1788). French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Buffon's views influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin. Condition: Excellent, given age. A crease in the right margin. Small stains in the lower margin, a small stain just right of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 29.5 x 39 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 25.5 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 11.6 x 15.4 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 10 inch. Medium: Handcoloured etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Location: TPCRC-A21-03 SKU: 50981 Section: TPCRC-MARTINET-VOGELS

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Excellent, given age. A crease in the right margin. Small stains in the lower margin, a small stain just right of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Period
    1770-1779
  • Dimensions
    H 15.36 in. x W 11.82 in.H 39 cm x W 30 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Zeeland, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU59235074261
  • Seller Reference Number
    50981
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