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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.

Botanicals (this page)

 

Candy Corn Plant or Firecracker Plant

Candy Corn Plant or Firecracker Plant

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 14

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$65

Blue Lace Flower

Blue Lace Flower

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 16

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$45

Fragrant Pink Ball Astrapia Walachii

Fragrant Pink Ball, Astrapia Walachii

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 17

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$65

Lemon

Lemon

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 18

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$125

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 19

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$25

Basil

Basil

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 20

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 21

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Passion Flower

Passion Flower

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 22

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Glowing Heath

Glowing Heath

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 23

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$55

Italian Maple

Italian Maple

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 24

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$55

Begonia

Begonia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 25

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$65

Gentian Sage

Gentian Sage

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 26

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

Cigar Flower

Cigar Flower

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 27

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$45

Japanese Camellia

Japanese Camellia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 28

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Pine Tree

Pine Tree

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 29

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Pine Tree

Chinese Date, Jujube

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 31

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$85

Sabine's Strobianthes

Sabine's Strobianthes

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 32

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$45

Flowering Japanese Quince

Flowering Japanese Quince

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 33

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$85

Red Lechenaultia

Red Lechenaultia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 34

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$75

Globe Currant or Clove Currant

Globe Currant or Clove Currant

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 37

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$75

Yellow Flax or Bell Flax

Yellow Flax or Bell Flax

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 38

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

Bunjong, Pimelea spectabilis

Bunjong, Pimelea spectabilis

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 38

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$45

Primula grandiflora

Primula grandiflora

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 39

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$85

Shrub Verbena

Shrub Verbena, big-sage, red-sage

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 40

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$85

Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 42

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

Empress Tree

Empress Tree

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 56

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$65

Clematis

Clematis

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 43

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 45

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$115

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 47

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$115

Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 48

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$95

Field Flowers fleurs de champs

Field Flowers, Fleurs des champs

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 49

some image ghosting, age-appropriate toning and/or foxing is possible; please refer to enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engraving.

$125

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