Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored Scarabs plate, from the Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, one of the most important and comprehensive late 18th-century French ornithological works (it also includes butterflies and other insects). 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 1/4" x 9 1/2" (image); 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" (overall sheet)
full color; excellent condition