Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux - Plate 870

Francois Nicolas Martinet

Published by Imprimerie Royale, 1770
Used / No Binding / Quantity Available: 0
From Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Here are our closest matches for Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux - Plate 870 by Francois Nicolas Martinet.

Description:

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux These spectacular engravings are from the most important and comprehensive late eighteenth-century French ornithological work produced. The Count of Buffon's monumental Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux comprises 1,008 hand-colored prints of birds from both Europe and the Tropics. Each bird is surrounded by a vibrant yellow border, allowing each specimen to stand out from the page. Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon, was born into an aristocratic family and from an early age showed a great disposition for mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially encouraged him to pursue the law, his young son's aptitude for science persuaded him of Buffon's assured success in this field. By the age of twenty Buffon had discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. A fascination with biological science soon followed and Buffon enrolled in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. At age twenty-seven Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Science. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle was his major achievement and in its 44 volumes he attempted to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma, decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. The engraved illustrations are the work of François Nicolas Martinet who was primarily employed at the French court as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. He also produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Publication City: Paris: printed at the Imprimerie Royale Medium: Engravings with original hand color Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch Date: 1770-1786. Bookseller Inventory # 002125

Bibliographic Details

Title: Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux - Plate 870
Publisher: Imprimerie Royale
Publication Date: 1770
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Francois Nicolas Martinet
Published by Imprimerie Royale, Paris (1770)
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1770. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux These spectacular engravings are from the most important and comprehensive late eighteenth-century French ornithological work produced. The Count of Buffon's monumental Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux comprises 1,008 hand-colored prints of birds from both Europe and the Tropics. Each bird is surrounded by a vibrant yellow border, allowing each specimen to stand out from the page. Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon, was born into an aristocratic family and from an early age showed a great disposition for mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially encouraged him to pursue the law, his young son's aptitude for science persuaded him of Buffon's assured success in this field. By the age of twenty Buffon had discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. A fascination with biological science soon followed and Buffon enrolled in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. At age twenty-seven Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Science. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle was his major achievement and in its 44 volumes he attempted to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma, decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. The engraved illustrations are the work of François Nicolas Martinet who was primarily employed at the French court as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. He also produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Publication City: Paris: printed at the Imprimerie Royale Medium: Engravings with original hand color Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch Date: 1770-1786. Seller Inventory # 1909

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 375.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds