1770 BONNATERRE FOLIO HC SEA DRAGON FISH PRINT PL.71

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  • Sold Date: Jul 06, 2009
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Extremely rare and Unique piece of original, highly collectable 18th century artwork.

A wonderful original hand-colored copperplate engraving which comes from a famous French work entitled "Tableau Encyclopedique Methodique des Trois Regnes de la Nature", published in Paris around 1770 under the supervision of Monsieur L' Abbe' Bonaterre.

MAGNIFICENT HAND COLORING

Individual Sheet Size: Folio, 11.8 x 8.9 inches

Condition: Excellent

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Author: Abbe' Bonnaterre

Date: 1770

Special features: Strong Chain Linked Paper.

Retail Value: $950.

Historical Background:

Bonnaterre (1752-1804), was a priest in the Rouergue and professor at the central school of Rhodes. The publisher Panckouke employed Bonnaterre to contribute to the Encyclopedie Methodique , in the area of mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects. Bonnaterre composed an extensive text for the part on fishes and availed himself of the works of most of the earlier authors and collected drawings of more than 400 species. He copied many of the drawings of Bloch and when these were not available he took
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