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1. La grande Veuve d'Angola, reduite. 2. La meme Veuve, apres la Mue, de grandeur naturelle

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Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored illustration of the Angolan Indigobird (Widowfinch), from the Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, one of the most important and comprehensive late 18th-century French ornithological works. The first, reduced size, image is of the bird in full plumage; the second, of the same bird, full size, after the molt.
Item Number: FF2508
Cartographer: Martinet / Buffon
Place & Date: Paris / 1770 / 1786
Size: 7" x 9 1/8" (image); 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" (overall sheet)
Condition: full color; excellent condition
Price: SOLD