Hand-Colored Bird Engravings by François Nicolas Martinet For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Hand-Colored Bird Engravings by François Nicolas Martinet

About

Set / group of 14 François Nicolas Martinet (1731-1804) hand-colored bird prints / engravings from the Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux Image size: 10" H x 8" W Frame size: 20.25" H x 17.25" W Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux George-Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de Buffon These spectacular engravings are from the most important and comprehensive late 18th century French ornithological work produced. The Count of Buffon's monumental Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux comprises 1,008 hand-colored prints of birds from both Europe and the Tropics. Each bird is surrounded by a vibrant yellow border, allowing each specimen to Stand out from the page. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle was his major achievement and in its 44 volumes he attempted 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, decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. The engraved illustrations are the work of François Nicolas Martinet who was primarily employed at the French court 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. He also produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. -Arader Galleries.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 20.25 in. x W 17.25 in. x D 1 in.H 51.44 cm x W 43.82 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
    NB
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
  • Reference Number
    LU867717916902
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2009
Typical response time: 8 hours
Located in Dallas, TX
More From This Seller
Hand-Colored Palissy Ware Lithographs / Set of Six by Rose-Joseph Lemercier
Hand-Colored Palissy Ware Lithographs / Set of ...
Dallas, TX
Rose-Joseph Lemercier
Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque
Paper
Trajan's Column Plates X and XI by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Trajan's Column Plates X and XI by Giovanni Bat...
Dallas, TX
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Antique 18th Century Italian Neoclassical
Etching of a Deer by Beth van Hoesen, California
Etching of a Deer by Beth van Hoesen, California
Dallas, TX
Beth van Hoesen
Mid-20th Century American Minimalist
Paper
Palissy Ware Lithographs, Set of Six, by Rose-Joseph Lemercier
Palissy Ware Lithographs, Set of Six, by Rose-J...
Dallas, TX
Rose-Joseph Lemercier
Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque
Paper
You May Also Like
Set of Francois Nicolas Martinet Engravings of Birds, 1770-1786
$27,500 / set
Set of Francois Nicolas Martinet Engravings of ...
Downingtown, PA
François Nicolas Martinet
Antique Late 18th Century Georgian
François Nicolas Martinet Engravings of Birds, Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux
François Nicolas Martinet Engravings of Birds, ...
Downingtown, PA
François Nicolas Martinet
Antique 1770s French Georgian
Paper
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engraving, circa 1770
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engraving, circ...
Downingtown, PA
François Nicolas Martinet
Antique 1770s French Georgian
Paper
Set of Fifteen Framed Hand Colored Engravings of Birds by Francois N Martinet
Set of Fifteen Framed Hand Colored Engravings o...
Essex, MA
Antique 1770s French Neoclassical
Paper
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings, Set of Six, circa 1770
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings, Set...
Downingtown, PA
François Nicolas Martinet
Antique 1770s French Georgian
Paper
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings, Set of Six, circa 1770
Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings, Set...
Downingtown, PA
François Nicolas Martinet
Antique 1770s French Georgian
Paper
Ten Hand Colored Engravings of Birds in New Frames & Matting. By Martinet.
Ten Hand Colored Engravings of Birds in New Fra...
Washington, DC
Antique Mid-19th Century French
Hand Colored Bird Engravings, circa 1890s
Hand Colored Bird Engravings, circa 1890s
Douglas Manor, NY
Vintage 1930s
Glass, Wood, Paper

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries