Francois Nicolas Martinet Hand Colored Bird engraving Print circa 1770 male duck


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Author/Artist Francois Nicolas Martinet.
Date of Publication Published Paris between 1770-1786.
Type of Print Original hand colored engraving (with original coloring). Printed on hand made watermarked "laid" paper.
Size of Image measures approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 12 1/4 inches long

Verso is blank

Condition In overall very good to excellent condition. The text pages are not available. Full sheet without trimmed

We are proud to be able to offer a fine original hand colored engraving by Francois Nicolas Martinet (1770-1786) from his masterful work entitled Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux.

This work was the most famous & comprehensive ornithological work of the 18th century, for which Martinet, the foremost bird artist of his day, provided all the bird illustrations.

Great Bird Books says of this book: "Certainly the most ambitious & comprehensive bird book, ranks still as one of the most important of all bird books from the Collectors' point of view."This splendid copperplate engraving featured here displays remarkable, original hand-coloring. This plate is from the "grand papier" (MUCH more difficult to acquire) edition of Francois Martinet's work with Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. Each plate features a delicate yellow border, which many believe led to the development of French matting. Each plate is on fine chain-linked, watermarked "laid" paper with nice, wide margins.

The work is considered one of the most influential bird books of all time.

We are fortunate enough to have acquired a large collection of these of these fine images and will be listing them in the ensuing weeks/months

Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the Birds Of America. We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original.

Extremely Gorgeous and Extremely Hard to Find.

Shipping : I take huge pride in packing since it is a delicate and important part . This print will come in an acid free backing board as well as in an acid free sleeve.

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Authenticity : All our prints are guaranteed to be an original.

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