Martinet/ Buffon /1770's Birds .

Martinet Birds

 from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark
12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte. The folio/book  included a range  of birds both native to Europe, plus Asia and the Americas. This was   1,008 hand coloured bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon   published in 42 parts from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton , illustrated with engravings by Martinet. Francois Nicolas Martinet was a French engraver and draughtsman. Born in 1731, Martinet  trained as an engineer and draftsman.  Martinet's son Alexandre eventually assisted him and completed many engravings, as shown from signatures and dates on the prints. Martinet also had two sisters, Angélique and Marie Thérèse, who were engravers as well, but it is not known if both worked with him.  Employed from 1756 by the court  as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi. Some of these he engraved himself, while others were drawn by him but engraved by his sister Thérèse Martinet (born c. 1731) but as both signed Martinet this is not helpful  £115 mounted  due to size  these are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage.



 Le Grand Plongeon Tachete, L’Eider Male, Le Fou de L’Isle de Java, Le Cormoran
 – Loon, Eider, Gannet, Cormorant

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches older colour published in Paris between 1762-1777 £75 inc postage unmounted. This one has some creasing from storage sent flat and pressed first


1 : La Grue - Figure 2 : La Demoiselle de Numidie - Figure 3 : Le Héron pourpre hupé - Figure 4 : L'Oiseau royal
Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches older colour published in Paris between 1762-1777 £75 inc postage unmounted.

Piette Male, Le Canard Siffleur, Le Petrel, Puffin  – Smew, Widgeon, Petrel and Puffin

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches older colour published in Paris between 1762-1777 £75 inc postage unmounted.

Le Barbu de Cayenne. Le Coucou bleu de la Chine. Le Couroucou verd de Cayenne. Le Bout de Petunl

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches older colour published in Paris between 1762-1777 £75 inc postage unmounted.

IBIS, SPATULE, LA PIE DE MER, GRISARD - Ibis Spoonbill etc

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.
 

ECHASSE, PLUVIER, ARME SENEGAL, VANNEAU  - Stilt, Plover etc

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.


Le Bec-Croisé. Le Torcol. La Calandre. Le Coulon-Chaud Brun. Le Rale raye des Philippines- Cross bill

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.


AUTRUCHE, CASOAR, LE PELICAN, LE FLAMANT- Ostrich, Cassowary, Pelican, Flamingo

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.


Grimpereau bleu de Cayenne. Colibri. L'oiseau mouche. L'oiseau mouche hupé. Bec-Figue de St. Domingue. Torchepot-

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.




Gobe mouche hupé de Madagascar. Le Pique boeuf. Etourneau du Cap de bonne esperance. Paon de mer

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.



PIGEON VERT D AMBOINE, LE COQ DE ROCHE, BARGE BRUNE, LA GRANDE FOULQUE

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted. mark on title



Promerops du Cap de bonne esperance. Guepier de Madagascar. Martin-Pecheur. Todier. Pic de Cayenne,

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.


ROLLIER DE LA CHINE, CASSIQUE ROUGE, LE MAÏNATE, COTTING BLEU DE CAYENNE,
Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.


1; Gros bec de Java - 2; Bruant de Canada - 3; Bouvreuil d' Afrique - 4; Mesange a tete noire du Canada - 5; Hirondelle de la Cochinchine'. (Natural History, animal kingdom. 1; Grosbeak of Java - 2; Bunting species - 3; African Bullfinch - 4; Coal tit - 5; Swallow species.)

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.



1 Madagascar Shrike (Lanius sp); 2 Brazilian Chlorophonia; 3 Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura); 4 Cayenne Manakin,

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.



GREBE HUPE GUILLEMOT MACAREUX PINGOIN

Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous bird illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches untinted published in Paris between 1762-1777 £45 inc postage unmounted.

 



1.figuier Hupe de Cayenne 2 figuier noir et Jaune de Cayenne
  Antique engraving with original early colour from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark 12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte.£65 inc delivery toned



La Pie-grieche du Cap de Bonne Esperance. La Pie-grieche rousse de Senegal /Shrike
  Antique engraving with original early colour from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark 12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte.£115 inc delivery
 




Le Busard / Buzzard
  Antique engraving with original early colour from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark 12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte.£45 inc delivery toned




Troupiale de St. Domingue, Troupiale de Cayenne / Baltimore Oriole

  Antique engraving with original early colour from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark 12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte.£65 inc delivery
marked and marked mount


La perenoptere / Vulture
  Antique engraving with original early colour from Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux [Natural History of the Birds]  published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark 12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte.£65 inc delivery toned

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