While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Sea Turtle BU103 $135 Sale Price: $75
Each print measures
approximately 8 inches wide by 11 3/8 inches long
We are pleased to offer a selection of reptile prints
from the Tableau Encyclopedique er Methodique des
Trois Regnes de la Nature by Monsieur L’Abbe
Bonnaterre, published 1789-1790. This was the largest
encyclopedia of the enlightenment, covering all aspects
of the natural world, in the comprehensive mode that was
very much the driving force of the era.
Bonnaterre (1752?-1204), was a priest in the Rouergue
and professor at the central school of Rhodes. The
publisher Panckouke employed Bonnaterre to contribute to
the Encyclopédie méthodique, in the areas of
mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects. References
include Pietsch,1995 & Nissen, 1969.
These prints are all ORIGINAL copper engravings from
1789-1790 that have been exquisitely hand colored by one
of the few remaining professional colorists in England
whose specialty is reptiles, and following descriptions
& images of the species illustrated. Each print measures
approximately 9 inches wide by 12 inches long. The
condition of the plates is excellent, with the paper
being a fine, heavy, watermarked chain lined type with
strong plate marks. There are few fox marks or other
blemishes & the paper is a creamy white. A copy of the
title page will be included with each print. These
prints are about 215 years old.
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