While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Gobe-mouche hupe du Cap de Bonne Esperance MBW241 $75
Each print measures approximately 14
inches by 9 7/8.
Image size is approximately 10 3/4 inches by
We are very pleased to offer these engraved plates from Brisson's "Ornithologia,"
1760. Martinet was the artist and this work
is recognized as his masterpiece, with its
beautifully detailed backgrounds and naturalistic settings. Written by one of the greatest ornithologists of
the time, the work deals with 1336 species in addition
to 150 ‘varieties’ distributed over 115 genera,
which are again grouped in 26 orders. Brisson knew by
sight more than 800 of the species he described. He did
not use the binomial system and his systematical
classification of the birds differed from that of Linnæus,
being both more careful, and somewhat lengthy.
References include Jackson, Dictionary of Bird
Artists p. 356
Smithsonian Museum has a wonderful exhibit called
Voyages which presents a wealth of material on a variety
of print volumes, including Martinet.
Please click on the following links for
A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition
Martinet Exhibition Page
The paper is thick creamy chain lined hand woven
paper with strong plate marks and watermarks. Each
print measures approximately 14 3/4 by 9 7/8 inches. All our prints are of immaculate
provenance and these prints are guaranteed to be the
stated age of at least 240 years old. They are a
great addition to the collection of the discriminating
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