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Set of 8 18th Century Martinet Parrots

$7,021.41per set

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A set of eight beautiful hand colored copper plate engravings from '1770- 1786 Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux ' Paris Imprimerie Royale by Le Comte de Buffon Georges- Louis Marie Leclerc. The engravings are by Francois Nicholas Martinet (1725-1804) the foremost bird artist of the period, engraver and artist to the French Court. George Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788) .Of aristocratic French origin ,he was the preeminent scientist and mathematician of the late 18th century. He directed the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden in Paris, which still exists today. His most outstanding achievement came in the field of natural history with the publication of the Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere (1749-1788) in 36 volumes, for which Martinet created all the bird illustrations which were also published separately in Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. Presented in bespoke frames behind UV70 glass which cuts reflection and affords the prints some protection.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)Width: 13.39 in. (34 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1780
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Tetbury, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4256222813662

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