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Calao, des Moluques.


Francois Nicolas Martinet's magnificently engraved and splendidly colored illustration of a Moluccan hornbill, 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.
Item Number: FF2783
Cartographer: Martinet / Buffon
Place & Date: Paris / 1770 / 1786
Size: 7 x 9 1/4" (image); 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" (overall sheet)
Condition: full color; excellent condition
Price: $350.00