1. Petite Tourtourelle de St. Domingue. 2. Petite Tourtourelle de la Martinique
Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored illustration of the Little Turtledoves of Hispaniola (St. Domingue) and of Martinque, from the Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, one of the most important and comprehensive late 18th-century French ornithological works. A complete list of the approximately 90 hand-colored Martinet bird engravings in our inventory available on request.
Martinet / Buffon
Place & Date:
Paris / 1770 / 1786
7 1/8" x 9" (image); 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" (overall sheet)
full color; excellent condition