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Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle
by Charles D'Orbigny

Paris
Chez Les Editeurs Mm. Renard, Martinet et Co.
Rue de Bussi, 6

Exact date unknown, but from an edition printed in the 1860s

We are currently offering a selection of prints from Charles D’Orbigny’s Dictionnaire Universel d’Histoire Naturelle, published by Renard & Martinet of Paris. These original engravings are over 150 years old and considered by many experts to be the finest and best illustrated natural history work of the era. The superb, beautifully hand colored plates are from the leading French artists of the day such as Susemihl, Traviès, Oudart and Pretre. There is no text, but the order, genus & species is on each print in Latin & French.

The condition of these prints is generally very good to excellent. Each print measures approximately 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, though this does vary somewhat (the publisher used slightly different types and sizes of paper).
Printed on beautiful heavy French paper that varies from creamy to soft white.

Due to their age, there may be some foxing or toning on the plate, so please have a good look at the enlargements provided by clicking on the thumbnail images below.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique prints.

Birds (this page)

 

Red-throated Hummingbird Blue Caereba

Red-throated Hummingbird, Blue Caereba

PLATE 3 E
some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

PLATE 3 C
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

PLATE 3 D
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Hummingbirds

Red-tailed Comet Hummingbird, Rufous-collared Kingfisher

PLATE 4
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Hoopoe, Wryneck

Hoopoe, Wryneck

PLATE 31
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Kingfisher Northern Flicker or Yellowhammer

Kingfisher, Northern Flicker or Yellowhammer

PLATE 49
faint image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Aracanga Scarlet Macaw Great Spotted Woodpecker

Aracanga (Scarlet Macaw), Great Spotted Woodpecker

PLATE # absent
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$125

Emerald Cuckoo, Brown-bellied Cuckoo

Emerald Cuckoo, Brown-bellied Cuckoo

PLATE 51
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Pavonine Quetzl

Pavonine Quetzl

PLATE 5 B
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Toucan

Toucan

PLATE 14
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

Carolina Parrkeet Eastern Rosella

Carolina Parakeet (Extinct Bird), Eastern Rosella

PLATE 5 A
unobtrusive hole in lower branch of Rosella, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$125

Great Curassow, Hasting's Tragopan

Great Curassow, Hasting's Tragopan

PLATE 7
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

PLATE 7 B
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant

PLATE 7 a
some foxing/age-toning; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

PLATE 53
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$95

Rooster

Rooster

PLATE 7 C
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$95

Red-legged Partridge, Helmeted Guineafowl

Red-legged Partridge, Helmeted Guineafowl

PLATE 52
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Pin-tailed Sand Grouse Button Quail

Pin-tailed Sand Grouse, Button Quail

PLATE 27
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

California Partridge Columbia Pigeon

California Partridge, Columbia Pigeon

PLATE 6
foxing/toning; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$30

Blue-crowned Pigeon

Blue-crowned Pigeon

PLATE 6 A
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Ostrich

Ostrich

PLATE 8 A
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$75

Cassowary

Cassowary

PLATE 8
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$75

Stone Curlew, Ruddy Turnstone

Stone Curlew, Ruddy Turnstone

PLATE 56
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Black-headed Grosbeak European Snipe

Black-headed Grosbeak, European Snipe

PLATE 56
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Crowned Crane Crested Ibis

Crowned Crane, Crested Ibis

PLATE 9
faint image ghosting, some foxing; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$35

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

PLATE 15
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$75

Sun Bittern

Sun Bittern

PLATE 55
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Pied Avocet, Ruff

Pied Avocet, Ruff

PLATE 55
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Horned Screamer

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Horned Screamer

PLATE 10
mild foxing and age toning; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$35

Gallinule Great Northern Diver Loon

Gallinule, Great Northern Diver Loon

PLATE 17
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Flamingo

Flamingo

PLATE 59
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$125

Rockhopper Penguin Wandering Albatross

Rockhopper Penguin, Wandering Albatross

PLATE 11
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$65

Black-headed Gull, Indian Skimmer

Black-headed Gull, Indian Skimmer

PLATE 19
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$55

Mandarin Duck Dalmatian Pelican

Mandarin Duck, Dalmatian Pelican

PLATE 12
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$70

Merganser Egyptian Goose

Merganser, Egyptian Goose

PLATE 57
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$45

Kingfisher fossil

Kingfisher fossil

BIRD FOSSIL 1
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Bird Nomenclature

Bird Nomenclature

PLATE 59
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

Bird Feet

Bird Feet

PLATE 60
age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image

$25

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