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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)

 

Mushroom Champgnon

Mushroom

ACOTYLEDONES OR CRYPTOGAMES PLATE 7

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.

$15

Mushroom Champgnon

Mushrooms

ACOTYLEDONES OR CRYPTOGAMES PLATE 8

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

Tree Fern

Tree Fern

ACOTYLEDONES 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.

$65

Cala Lily

Cala Lily

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 2

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

Tulips

Tulips

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 3

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

Bromeliad

Bromeliad

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 4

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

Cala Lily

Canna Lily

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 5

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

Banana Tree

Banana Tree

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 6

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.

$110

Date Palm

Date Palm

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 12

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.

$110

Date Palm

Dragon Tree

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 12 (B)

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.

$110

Torch Aloe or Octopus Plant

Torch Aloe or Octopus Plant

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 12 (B)

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

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

MONOCOTYLEDONES PLATE 13

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

Coryanthes Orchid

Coryanthes Orchid

MONOCOTYLEDONES 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.

$100

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

MONOCOTYLEDONES 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.

$125

Dwarf Cardamom

Dwarf Cardamom

MONOCOTYLEDONES 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.

$95

Cattelya Orchid

Cattelya Orchid

MONOCOTYLEDONES 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.

$95

Dutchman's Pipe

Dutchman's Pipe

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 1

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

Pawpaw

Pawpaw

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 2

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

Elephant's Tooth or Starry Ball

Elephant's Tooth or Starry Ball

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 3

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

Dianthus carnations

Carnations

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 3

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

Fuschia

Fuschia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 4

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

Convolvulas or Bindweed

Convolvulas or Bindweed

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 4

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

Dahlias

Dahlias

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 6

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

Gloxinia

Gloxinia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 6

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

Dahlias

Pink Rose

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 9

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

Sweet William

Sweet William

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 10

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

Cotton

Cotton

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 11

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

Starfish Cactus or Carrion-plant

Starfish Cactus or Carrion-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.

$75

Sky Flower

Sky Flower

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 15

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

Crown of Red Thorns, Euphorbia

Crown of Red Thorns, Euphorbia

DICOTYLEDONES PLATE 15

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

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