Engravings of Birds .

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François Levaillant (later in life as Le Vaillant, "The Valiant") (6 August 1753 – 22 November 1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on collection he made in Africa and several birds are named after him. He was among the first to use colour plates for illustrating birds and opposed the use of binomial nomenclature introduced by Linnaeus, preferring instead to use descriptive French names such as the bateleur (meaning "tight-rope walker") for the distinctive African eagle.
These are from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique (1796–1808, 6 vols.) with drawings by Jacques Barraband (Jacques Barraband (or Pierre-Paul Barraband) (1767? (baptized 1768), Aubusson (Creuse), France–1 October 1809, Lyon) was a French zoological and botanical illustrator, renowned for his lifelike renderings of tropical birds. His pictures were based on mounted specimens and his illustration was considered the most accurate ones made during the early 1800s.)

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Cimelia Physica : figures of rare and curious guadrupeds, birds, etc., together with several of the most elegant plants / engraved & coloured, from the subjects themselves by John Frederick Miller ; with descriptions by George Shaw. 1796 Including images of a number of birds and plants from South Africa, North and South America, the East Indies, Australia, and Antarctica. The quadrupeds, included a moose and a chameleon; the 'rare and curious' birds are depicted in a similar fashion to those in Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' with an exotic and relevant plant. Miller was the eldest son of engraver and botanist John Sebastian Miller, and it was probably through the elder Miller's acquaintance with Joseph Banks that "John Frederick was taken into Banks's employment. He drew many of the artefacts collected on James Cook's Endeavour voyage of 1768-71 and both brothers were to have accompanied Banks on Cook's second voyage. When that plan foundered, John Frederick accompanied Banks on his travels to the Orkneys, Hebrides, and Iceland in 1772; his drawings are now in the Natural History Museum, London. He subsequently published some of his engravings made from the Iceland drawings without Banks's permission, and allowed other plates to be used by Thomas Pennant to illustrate his "Arctic Zoology" (1784-7). In 1786-92 he published forty-three plates with descriptions, entitled "Various Subjects of Natural History", and in 1796 he illustrated George Shaw's "Cimelia physica", both works treating rare quadrupeds, birds, and plants" ** Condition a few have some marking all pics are of the plates for sale **
 


Struthio Casuarius.' Cassowary.

 from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 x 2


 

Columba Coronata / Crowned Dove
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. Very good condition.


 

Felis Capensis. Cape Cat / Serval
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. some marking as shown


Cervius Moes / Moose
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £105 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. Toned paper


Carolinea Princeps
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £145 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. Very good condition.Some marking as shown


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