1. Coliou du Cap de Bonne-Esperance. 2. Coliou huppe de Senegal.
Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored illustration of mousebirds of the Cape of Good Hope and of Senegal, 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 x 9 1/4" (image); 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" (overall sheet)
full color; excellent condition