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Le Rochier. [Falcon].

  • ARTIST: Francois Nicolas Martinet

  • MEDIUM: Engraving hand-colored,

    DATE: 1770-86.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 19 1/8 x 13 3/8" (48 x 33.9 cm). Image size 8 13/16 x 7" (22.4 x 17.8 cm)..

  • DESCRIPTION: Plate 447. From "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux" by de Buffon, George Louis LeClerc, Philib. Gueneau de Montbeillard, l'Abbe, Gabriel Leopold Charles Aime Bexon and Edme Louis Daubenton. Published in Paris, 'Grand-papier' folio edition. Due in large part to Martinet's skill. "This edition was certainly the most ambitious and comprehensive bird book which had appeared at the time of its publication, and ranks still as one of the most important of all bird books from the Collector's point of view." - Sitwell.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand color.