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François Nicolas Martinet
Le Millouinan

Circa: 1770



An original copper plate engraving with original hand color by French artist François-Nicolas Martinet (1731-1800) titled "Le Millouinan", c. 1770. Signed in the plate by Martinet lower left. Comes from the 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux' portfolio. Printed by Imprimerie Royale, Paris, France and published by George-Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 10.25" x 8". Image size: 8.25" x 6.75". François-Nicolas Martinet (1731-1800) was a French engineer, engraver and naturalist. Martinet engraved the plates for numerous works on natural history, especially ornithology. Notable in particular are those for l'Ornithologia, sive Synopsis methodica of Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1760-63).


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