Reptiles 1; .


Reptiles and Amphibians





Terrapin (small mud tortoise)


'The small mud tortoise, smelling strong of musk, having a sharp norn poynted tayl from Pensilvania. Drawn from nature of the lignes of life, by George Edwards. September 1757'


From Gleaning of Natural History (1758-1764) by George Edwards. Initially published as two separate works, George Edwards was an English draughtsman and a skilled observer of birds and one of the most prominent ornithologists of his day. He worked as Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians, where he was later elected a fellow, and was honored with the Gold Medal of the Royal Society. As the Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians, he oversaw a library of 8,000 volumes. The small honorarium he received for this post liberated him to pursue his ornithological studies and drawings. He died in West Ham, which was also his birthplace, in 1773. £85 inc delivery some toning



Coluber  / Caecus or Secreted Vipaer and the Cobra de Capello


Originally by    Albertus Seba originally 1734-65, from LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English as part of 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect Professional tint and better than normal as often grubby £55 ea inc delivery rarer plate





Coluber  / Crotaline Vipaer and the Coronated Viper


Originally by    Albertus Seba originally 1734-65, from LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English as part of 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect Professional tint and better than normal as often grubby £25 ea inc delivery some marks to the page 



Coluber  / American Asp Egyptian Asp


Originally by    Albertus Seba originally 1734-65, from LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English as part of 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect Professional tint and better than normal as often grubby £55 ea inc delivery




Amphisbaena Sepents
Originally by    Albertus Seba originally 1734-65, from LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English as part of 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect Professional tint and better than normal as often grubby £45 ea inc delivery




Lacerta skink and Lizards Originally by    Albertus Seba originally 1734-65, from LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English as part of 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect Professional tint and better than normal as often grubby £45 ea inc delivery




John Johnston ( Jonston, Jonstone or Johnstone, 1603-1675) was a descendant of a Scottish family. Born in Sambter, Poland, he studied extensively at the famous universities of the day, including St. Andrews, Scotland, Cambridge & Leiden. In 1622 Jonston studied at several centres in Prussia, after that, he visited England and Scotland (collecting already in 1623 valuable information about some British species). After travelling around Germany, France, Italy and Holland, he came back to Britain, to study in Cambridge and London. Afterwards, he graduated in Medicine in Leyden, Dutch city in which he was offered the Medicine chair at University and where he published his first works. Several years later, he was offer the same chair at the electorate of Brandenburg, preferring, however, to continue studying in private and develop his masterpiece: the Historia Naturalis, which would be published for the first time in Frankfurt am Main between 1649 and 1653.The second edition of the work, including trees and plants, would be released in Amsterdam between 1657 and 1663. After many years traveling in Europe, he settled in Silesia.
Merian, was a long  lineage of printers, artists  and superb engravers. Matthaeus Merian senior (1593 – 1650) was the printer and father of the Matthaeus Merian brothers junior (1621 - 1687), Kaspar Merian (1627) and their sister María Sibylla Merian (1647 - 1717), the latter from his second marriage to a Dutch woman. Sibylla was firstly an entomologist and a great draftswoman, painter and engraver of plants and insects her work is in the botanical section . However, the most hard working artist of the family was Matthaeus Merian junior, to whom Jonston’s most famous copper engravings have been attributed. More than one plate of this encyclopaedia has the signature Matthaeus Merian Junior Fecit

Jonstone  domesticated animals at Farm 3    click here for , birds , marine life , fish, reptiles + amphibiainsects  etc ** These are all sold as issued uncoloured and could be tinted by their new owners if wished but I sell 'as is' because many of our items also go to libraries to repair damaged books. They are thus way cheaper than copies where the seller has paid for a pricey tint **

Tab LXXVI: lizards; Lacerta (Lizard species) - Eydexen (True lizard) - Lacerta Chalcidica flexnosa (Skink) - Lacertus Biceps - Lacerta Viridis Liguro Bononiensibus (Green lizard species) - Lacerta Viridis Cauda bifurca (Green lizard species) - Lacertae et Stelliones - Lacertus Cyprius Scincoides (Skink species).


  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675)-Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, Libri V, published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images and altered the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer .   £48 ea inc delivery

77. lizards; Teiunhana Brasiliensibus - Lacertus Tarantula quibusdam - Americima Brasiliensibq - Teiuguacu et Temapara Tupinambis - Senembi Brasiliensibus - Lacertus aquaticus, Wasser Eydex (Water Lizard) - Lacertus Viridis, Grune Eydex (Green Lizard species) - Salmandra, Molch Moll (Newt species) - Salmandra aquatica, Wasser Molch (Eastern Newt) - Salmandra alia aquatilis Minor prone - Salmandra Terrestris Veranig Maculis Luteis distincta - Salmandra Aquatica prona (Newt).

Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675)-Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, Libri V, published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images and altered the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer .   £48 ea inc delivery


78. lizards; Stelliones ex Matthiolo - Stern Eydex (True lizard species) - Frembd Eydex - Scincus (Skink) - Candulus - Lacertus Indicus Cordylo Similis - Cordylus siue Urumastix (Spiny-tailed Lizard) - Chamealeon niger (Chameleon species) - Chamelon Varius (Chameleon species).

  Printed by the heirs of Math: Merian, 1650-1653  for John Jonston,  (1603-1675)-Merian- pre 1655  from the first edition of Historia Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis, Libri V, published in 1657 Folio (32.6 x 19.4 cm) one of  249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages. The second edition published in Amsterdam  reversed the images and altered the paper making it one of the few books where the first edition is obvious and for some reason much scarcer .   £48 ea inc delivery


Snouted Langaya


Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings





Viperine Boa


 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings







Crimson Sided snake


 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings






Embroidered Boa.
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antique original copper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings





Peruvian Snake
 Engraved by Heath normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antique original copper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1802. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Bull Headed Snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £10 scarce early detailed engravings marked




Coralline snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Corn Snake
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Lachesis
 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




Molurus Snake
 Engraved by Heath normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings




White sided Coecilia

 Engraved by Hill normally drawnby Moses Griffith, antque original opper plate engraving, hand coloured general Zoology Volume 3 part 2, published by G. Kearsley 1801. Size 21 x 12.5 cm unmounted £15 scarce early detailed engravings



Amphibia Genus Boa; ;
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 ea Untinted perfect £18 x 2
Untinted edge tear £10
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Amphibia Genus Coluber / Viper
;; Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted
Untinted; £18 x 4


Amphibia Genus Anguis;
; Hand coloured copper engraving depicting three types of snakes: 1. Coral ; 2. Black banded ; 3. Jamaica. Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted
Untinted perfect £18 x 3


Amphibia Genus Hydrus ;
;Hand coloured copper engraving depicting four types of snakes: 1. Colubrine; 2. Black backed ; 3. Snowted 4. Doubtful . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from; either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex); or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth; ie same pics sold in two formats but identical; . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John; Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  Printed close to page edge Untinted
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Untinted; x 4 £18
 


Amphibia Genus Crotalus   rattlesnake
 Hand coloured copper engraving depicting two  types of rattle snake : 1. Banded  2. Striped ;  Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted

Untinted  £18 x 4
Untinted  £10 edge tear

Amphibia Genus Caecilia   
Hand coloured copper engraving depicting three types of snakes : 1. White ; 2. Fulignous; 3. Eel Shaped . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18
untinted x 3
    

Ophiology ; Crotalus horridus, banded rattle-snake ; Boa constrictor
Published by T Kelly 1823 from a cyclopedia I cannot trace untinted  £18  unmounted


Herpetology ; Land Tortoise / Flying Dragon/ Crocodile/ Aliigator
Published by T Kelly 1823 from a cyclopedia I cannot trace untinted £18  unmounted

Icthyology  Genus Apodes   
Hand coloured copper engraving depicting  types of  sea  snakes : . Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 tinted x 2 Printed close to page edge
£18 untinted Printed close to page edge x 2


AMPHIBIA Genus Testudo

Denticulated Tortoise. Green Speckled T.Spotted T. Painted T. Esculent Green Turtle. Hawkbill Turtle
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  x 3



AMPHIBIA Genus Rena

Surinam Toad. Two coloured Frog. Paradoxical Frog. Tree Frog .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18   Printed close to page edge slight toning to this page x 3

AMPHIBIA Genus Lacatera Salamander. Forked Lacerta. Chameleon.Green Lacaerta. Eight Lined Lacerta .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  Printed close to page edge x 2


AMPHIBIA Genus Lacatera G Draco Australian Galliwasp, Chalcides, Apodal, Flying Dragon .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18   Printed close to page edge x 3


AMPHIBIA Genus Siren  Ell Shaped, Anguina .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18  x 3




1. La Grosse Tete, (Coluber)  2. La Couresse' -
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


  Le Chapelet Le Darcie
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Boica le fil
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Mulure la Double Raie
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Serpent D'Escaulape la violette
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Coulevre Commune la Quatre Raies
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


L'Atrrops Le Dipse
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


L Vipere fer de Lance
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


La tet Triangulaire
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


L'Hoemachate la Brasiliene
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Naja ou Serpenta Lunettes le Chayque
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


La Vipere Commune L'Aspic La Vipere D'Egypte
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Lombric le Langaha
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


L'Orvet Le Rouge
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Durissus le Piscivore
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Bojobi Le Boiquira
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Devin
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted

Le Triple Rang Le Reticulaire
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


Le Vampum Le Cenco
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted


 Le Millet le Dryinas
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted



Le Bali La Coulevre des dames
Antique engraving showing two species of snake, identified only by their French names illustrated by Le jeune printed. Brussels.  1835.. Small detailed engravings from a French book entitled  'Albums de planches de Chéloniens ou Tortues, de Sauriens ou Lézards, de Batraciens, d'Ophidiens ou Serpents'.  £15 would look stunning block framed unmounted If wanted washed first just ask/


 from Histoire Naturelle   published  by L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris: 1770-86  by François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1725-c. 1804) (artist and engraver)  Comte de Buffon (Georges Louis Leclerc) (1707-1788) (editor)  Sizes  8.75 x 6.5 inches, image and title, 10 x 8.25 inches platemark
12.75 x 9.25 inches, overall plus edge lined mount and matte. The folio/book  included a range  of birds both native to Europe, plus Asia and the Americas. This was   1,008 hand coloured bird prints edited by Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon   published in 42 parts from 1765 to 1780 by Edme Louis Daubenton , illustrated with engravings by Martinet. Francois Nicolas Martinet was a French engraver and draughtsman. Born in 1731, Martinet  trained as an engineer and draftsman.  Martinet's son Alexandre eventually assisted him and completed many engravings, as shown from signatures and dates on the prints. Martinet also had two sisters, Angélique and Marie Thérèse, who were engravers as well, but it is not known if both worked with him.  Employed from 1756 by the court  as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi. Some of these he engraved himself, while others were drawn by him but engraved by his sister Thérèse Martinet (born c. 1731) but as both signed Martinet this is not helpful  £115 mounted  due to size  these are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage.




Le Serpent a Sonnette. Queue de Serpent a Sonnette. Couleuvre bleue de la Caroline


Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous animal illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches published in Paris between 1762-1777 £80 inc postage unmounted.


Le Scinc. Le Seps. La Vipere femelle/ Skink, Viper etc


Original 18th Century copperplate print after a drawing by Francois Nicolas Martinet – one of the most famous animal illustrators of all time – for the Encyclopédie , the great compendium of enlightenment knowledge published during the second half of the 18th Century(large plate format of the Histoire Naturelle with multiple images to the page ). Size : Approximately 10 X 15.25 inches published in Paris between 1762-1777 £80 inc postage unmounted.




Cobra de Capello / snake
Hand tinted aquatint plate from the book Interesting Selections from Animated Nature with Illustrative Scenery Designed and Engraved by William Daniell (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, [ca. 1807-1812], vol. 2(of 2) This contained 120 aquatint plates tree images included on botanic pages £30 inc delivery



Cerastes / snake
Hand tinted aquatint plate from the book Interesting Selections from Animated Nature with Illustrative Scenery Designed and Engraved by William Daniell (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, [ca. 1807-1812], vol. 2(of 2) This contained 120 aquatint plates tree images included on botanic pages £30 inc delivery

   

Reptilia . . turtles,crocodile
 Published as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect £15 ea


Boa
 Published as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £5 ea heavily foxed


Reptiles ccccxxxi  iguana, lizards etc
 Published as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect £15 ea


Reptiles ccccxxxi Chameleon , lizards,skinks etc
 Published as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect £15 ea


Reptiles ccccxxxi  axotls
 Published as the Act directs, 1814, from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and issued in 24 volumes .The majority of the engravings were produced by J. Pass and J. Chapman. Published by Longman ,Hurst Rees orme Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted perfect £15 ea

The Clotho or Deadly Viper Copper
 Engraving on a good rag paper dated 1801 from Albertus Seba originally 1734-65,
Size: (502 x 642 mm) plus margins. From LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI. Published in Amsterdam.later reprinted by John Wilkes for the English version that this is £18

Snake plate 5

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted


Snake s Lizards pl 6

by Charles d'Orbigny(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849.one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted


Snakes pl 11

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted

Snakes pl 10

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted

Snakes pl 14

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted

Snakes pl 9 Rattlesnakes

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted


Snakes pl 7

by Charles d'Orbigny,(1806-1876) Editor. DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. DIRIGÉ. ATLAS . Published in Paris, by Renard, Martinet et Cie, (1842-)1849. one of 274 coloured engravings on steel. Amongst the artists were Oudart, Werner, Vaillant, Traviès, Meunier, Delarue, Sussemihl, Blanchard etc. Fournier was the principal engrarver, however others included Oudet, Forget, Teillard, Legrand, Duménil, Lebrun, Annedouche and Pardinel. Imp. Folliau printed most of the plates but the firms of Lamoureaux and Langlois contributed some. £15 ea unmounted




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