Original Antique Maps and Prints. Antique Print-OLIVE THRUSH-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE-MERLE-Martinet-Buffon-1770.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. 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. 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.
Subject: Antique print, titled:'Merle, du Cap de Bonne-Esperance. It shows: Olive Thrush from the Cape of Good Hope. A crease in the right margin. 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.8.3 x 10 inch. Medium: Handcoloured etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. ThePrintsCollector - Laurentius Old Master Prints Frans Laurentius, Peter Cornelissen Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) - The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. The item "Antique Print-OLIVE THRUSH-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE-MERLE-Martinet-Buffon-1770" is in sale since Monday, December 10, 2018.
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