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Set of 18th Century Engravings of Exotic Birds by George Edwards and Martinet

US$1,207.54

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A set of four framed 18th century copper-engravings of exotic birds with original hand color. This set comprises three engravings from George Edwards', Gleanings of Natural History Containing Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, published by G. Sidney for George Edwards, London, 1758-1764. One engraving from Francois Nicholas Martinet's engraving from the Comte de Buffon's superb work, the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, published in Paris from 1770-1786. These are two of the most important ornithological publications of the 18th century, Darwin being a great admirer of both. The birds are as follows: Francois Nicholas Martinet bird engraving, plate 289, of the "Tyran hupè, de Cayenne" which is Crested Tyrant Flycatcher from Cayenne. Frame: 28cm x 32.5cm Engraving: 19.5cm x 24cm George Edwards engraving, of "Huming [sic] Birds from Surinam, Published according to act of Parliament 1742 by Geo Edwards". Frame: 27.3cm x 31.2cm Engraving: 18.5cm x 22.4cm George Edwards engraving, of "The Chinese Teal", published circa 1740. Frame: 27.4cm x 31.2cm Engraving: 18.4cm x 22cm George Edwards engraving, of "The Alpestris, or Larkof North America" titled ALAUDA. Published circa 1740. Frame: 27.4cm x 31.9cm Engraving: 18.5cm x 23cm.

Details

  • Creator
    George Edwards (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Width: 10.63 in. (27 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1760
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The laid paper has slightly discoloured over time.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: STOCK NO. 155061stDibs: LU1603222887012

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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