Title: Hand-Colored Engraved Plates from "Histoire ...
Publisher: circa 1800, Paris
Publication Date: 1800
Book Condition: Very Good
Group of 17 hand-colored engraved plates, extracted from Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique" on 4to sheets trimmed from folio, 9.75 x 12.75 inches, ample for matting and framing. Very faint waterspot at top edge of plates, the largest about 2 inches, none of it infringing into text or images. One plate stained at top corner, affecting text, but not image. A nice collection of Levaillant's renowned drawings of exotic birds, it includes: Tome 2: Le Curouge [et] Le Cudor, Le Tebotteur Male [et] Le Fluteur, Le Merle Roux a Collier noir; Tome 3: Variete du Grivron, Le Ganfredric Male [et] Le Geune Olge, Le Cravatte blanche, Le Col d'Or Male [et] La Femelle, Le Figuier Tcheric Le Male [et] La Femelle, Le Figuier a cuti-pennes Le Male [et] Le Femelle, Le Figuier Becque fleur Le Male [et] La Femelle, Le Figuier Rouge Le Male [et] Le Femelle, La Mesange noir Le Male [et] La Femelle, Le Mesange brune Male [et] Le Mesange grise a joue blanche, La Quadricolor Le Male [et] La Femelle; Tome 4: Le Gobe Mouches Mantele Le Male [et] La Femelle, L'Echenilleur Gaune Male, Le Drongo. Bookseller Inventory # D7191
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