Pair of Hand Colored François Martinet Copperplate Bird Engravings

Pair of Hand Colored François Martinet Copperplate Bird Engravings

1,100.00

A finely framed pair of original hand colored late 18th century engravings on laid paper. Martinet (1731-?) was born in Paris and worked independently as well as with the Comte de Buffon on the encyclopedic work Histoire Naturelle which included 9 volumes on birds, published between 1770 and 1783. These engravings depict the “Martin-pecheur” of New Guinea and the “Coucou” (Cuckoo Bird).

H:  19 ⅞  W:  14 ⅞  D:  1

 

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