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1. Oiseau-Mouche huppe, de Cayenne. 2. Oiseau-Mouche a gorge doree, du Bresil. 3. Oiseau-Mouche a gorge verte, de Cayenne.


Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored hummingbirds plate from the Comte de Buffon's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, one of the most important and comprehensive late 18th-century French ornithological works. The three featured birds are the Tufted Hummingbird of Cayenne, the Golden-Throated Hummingbird of Brasil, and the Green-Throated Hummingbird of Cayenne. A complete list of the approximately 90 hand-colored Martinet bird engravings in our inventory available on request.
Item Number: FF2509
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: $385.00