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.

 



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
 



La Gelinote blanche / Ptarmigan
  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
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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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