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Barbu, de Maynas. [Barbet].

  • ARTIST: Francois Nicolas Martinet

  • MEDIUM: Engraving hand-colored,

    DATE: 1770-86.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 19 x 13 3/8" (48.2 x 34.1 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Plate 330. From the 'grand-papier' folio edition of "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. Illustrated by Francois Nicolas Martinet. Published in Paris. <br><br> 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. <br><br> The Barbu de Maynas was noted for living along the Amazon River in the "country of Maynas." This may refer to the Peruvian province of Maynas.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, drum mounted on a larger sheet of paper. Original handcolor.