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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.

Fish & Sea Creatures (this page)

 

Perch Ruffle

Perch, Ruffle

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

Perch barracuda greater weever

Holocentrum, Barracuda head, Greater Weever

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.

$45

Barracuda, Goat Fish

Barracuda, Goat Fish

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

Gurnard, Scorpion Fish

Gurnard, Scorpion Fish

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.

$35

Shadefish Porkfish

Shadefish, Porkfish

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.

$50

Saddleback Clownfish Whitecheek Monocle Bream

Saddleback Clownfish, Whitecheek Monocle Bream

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.

$50

Pandora Deep-body Pickarel

Pandora, Deep-body Pickarel

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.

$65

Scrawled Butterflyfish Cape Galleon Fish

Scrawled Butterflyfish, Cape Galleon Fish

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

Spanish Mackarel, Swordfish

Spanish Mackarel, Swordfish

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.

$95

Ribbon Fish/Bony Fish, Red Bandfish

Ribbon Fish/Bony Fish, Red Bandfish

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.

$25

Ribbon Fish/Bony Fish, Red Bandfish

Blue-spotted Spinefoot, Gem Surgeonfish

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.

$35

Climbing Perch Striped Snakehead

Climbing Perch, Striped Snakehead

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.

$45

Mullet Goby Blenny

Flathead Grey Mullet, Black Goby, Peacock Blenny

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.

$45

Trumpetfish

Trumpetfish

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.

$45

Silver Salmon, Carp

Silver Salmon, Carp

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.

$95

European Eel Turbot

European Eel, Turbot

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

Seahorse, Flying Fish

Seahorse, Flying Fish

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.

$125

Long-spined Porcupine Fish Smooth Trunkfish

Long-spined Porcupine, Fish Smooth Trunkfish

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.

$60

Sturgeon Ray

Sturgeon, Ray

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.

$60

Nest-building of Sticklefish

Nest-building of Sticklefish

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.

$30

Fossils of pre-historic ray-finned fish

Fossils of pre-historic ray-finned fish

PALEONTOLOGY 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.

$30

Umbrella Squid, Octopus

Umbrella Squid, Octopus

MOLLUSKS 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.

$125

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$25

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$30

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$45

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$50

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$50

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$50

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$50

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$50

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of mollusks, shells, etc.

MOLLUSKS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of gastropods, shells, etc.

GASTROPODS 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.

$45

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of gastropods, shells, etc.

GASTROPODS 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.

$40

various mollusks, seashells, shells, etc.

variety of gastropods, shells, etc.

GASTROPODS 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.

$50

Green Crab

Green Crab

CRUSTACEAN 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.

$125

Coconut Crab

Coconut Crab

CRUSTACEAN 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.

$115

Lobster

Lobster

CRUSTACEAN 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.

$150

Tahitian Prawn

Tahitian Prawn

CRUSTACEAN 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.

$95

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

CRUSTACEAN 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.

$115

Barnacles

Barnacles

CIRRHIPEDSPLATE 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.

$15

Annelids

Annelids

VERS PLATE

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

Echinoderms

Echinoderms

ZOOPHYTES PL 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.

$45

Echinoderms

Echinoderms

ZOOPHYTES PL 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.

$35

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

ZOOPHYTES PL 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.

$65

Corals, etc.

Corals, etc.

ZOOPHYTES PL 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.

$55

Sea Pen, Anemone, etc.

Sea Pen, Anemone, etc.

ZOOPHYTES PL 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.

$45

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