‘1. Cygne noir – 2. Oie sauvage’
Engraving, handcoloured on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 13 x 20,5 cm. (5,1 x 8,1 inch). Image size: 9 x 16,5 cm. (3,5 x 6,5 inch).
From ‘Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles : Planches. 2e partie : regne organise Zoologie, Ornithologie.’ by Dumont de Sainte-Croix, published in Paris by F. G. Levrault 1816 – 1830.
Made by ‘Jean Massard’ after ‘Jean-Gabriel Pretre’. Jean Massard (1740-1822) Jean-Gabriel Pretre (20 December 1768 ? 29 April 1849) was a Swiss-French natural history painter who illustrated birds, mammals and reptiles in a large number of books. Several species of animal were named after him
Condition: Good, given age. Browning on rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ORNITHOLGY-BIRD-BLACK SWAN-WILD GOOSE