Guerin Natural History Prints 1836

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Toucans, Tortoise GRN697 $55
Each print measures approximately 7 inches by 11 inches.

We are pleased to offer prints from the French work of Felix Edward Guerin-Meneville’s Dictionnaire Pittoresque d’Histoire Naturelle, published in Paris 1836-1839. Guerin-Meneville (1799-1874) was an entomologist who has several beetles named after him, and a prodigious publisher of these wonderfully creative & inspirational books. These highly decorative plates are vividly hand colored engravings. The volumes are an eclectic collection of curious and wonderful images of birds, fish, insects, fruit, flowers and people, and was termed an Atlas. Each print is a masterpiece of composition, often with a mélange of different creatures and plants artfully arranged on the same plate.

Each print measures approximately 7 inches by 11 inches. There is no descriptive text, as these prints were bound separately from the text, which has not survived. A copy of the title page is included with each print. The hand coloring is very bright and the plates are often signed and dated by A Carie Baron, Pedretti, du Casse, Adolphe Fries, de Sainson or Varin. Please review the photos carefully as they are very accurate.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.

  


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