Auction 133, Lot 687

"[Lot of 5 - Birds]",

Subject: Natural History, Birds

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d'Oiseaux

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 10 inches
21.6 x 25.4 cm

Coenraad Jacob Temminck was an important Dutch ornithologist and zoologist and the first director of the National Natural History Museum at Leiden. Together with Meiffren Laugier, he published the Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d'Oiseaux (New Collection of Color-Plates of Birds) between 1820 and 1839 as a supplement to Buffon's monumental Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux (Natural History of Birds). These engravings are by Jean Gabriel Prêtre, a Swiss artist who illustrated a number of important ornithological books.

Oxyrhynque en feu, male.
Crinon barbu, male.
Lophophore, cuvier.
Engoulevent Natterer, male.
Etourneau unicolore.


Condition: B+

All very good with a few spots of very faint foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 9/1/2010