Turpin Antique Prints

Turpin Fruit & Vegetable Prints
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 Palms, dates, melons, strawberries
& many more 1814

Turpin Curious Plants
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Tobacco, cannabis, belladonna, hemlock and more 1814

Turpin Flower & Tree Prints
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Rose, hellebore, poppy, iris, primrose
& more 1814

Turpin Bird Prints

Antique prints of parrot, hummingbird, hoopoe, eagle, etc. 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin Insect Prints

Antique prints of beetle, mantis, grasshopper, bee, etc. 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin Sea Creatures Prints

Antique prints of jellyfish, sea sponge, seaweeds, etc 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin Mammal Prints

Antique prints of bat, rhinoceros, dolphin, monkey, etc. 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin Fish Prints

Antique prints of ray, etc. 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin Reptile Prints

Antique prints of geometric turtle, cobra, python, toad, frog 1816-1829 from Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles Prints

Turpin was one of the greatest botanical painters of his time. Largely self taught, he was inspired by the botanical painter Poiteau whom he met in Santo Domingo. Turpin was stationed there in the French army & Poiteau was a plant collector for the Jardin des Plantes. Turpin collaborated on many works during his lifetime, including this monumental work of some 29 volumes.

Turpin Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1829

We are very excited to offer prints from this extremely rare work of beautifully hand colored stipple engravings. It is even rarer in the form in which we present it today, the large paper copy.   It derives from the work of the luminaries of the 18th century under the support of the king of France, Louis XV, and the later direction of Turpin. Most of the prints are by Turpin & Pretre. First sent to the Royal Printing House of France from 1816-1829, it was then published in Italian in 1837 by Batelli & Sons. This work is truly unique, in that it encompasses the entire “natural world” of the title page, and includes illustrations spanning the entire animal and plant kingdom. Each print measures approximately 8 1/4 inches by 10 7/8 inches, with full margins not shown. 

 Turpin Botanicals Chaumeton’s Flore Medicale 1814

We are pleased to be able to offer a selection of hand colored prints from the original 1814 first edition of this outstanding work. The prints are in excellent condition, with very occasional light foxing, on a strong light creamy paper. The plates are beautifully executed stipple engravings in very fine detail, finished by hand.  The coloring is the most vivid & vibrant we have ever seen in this work. Each print measures approximately 5 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches long.


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