French Bird Prints - Georges Buffon
French Bird Prints - Georges Buffon
(France, 1831)
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Background:

These early 1830s hand colored Bird prints from France appeared in the "new" edition of Georges Buffon's (1707-1788) monumental work on Natural History originally published between 1749 and 1789,  The series included descriptions of Birds, Mammals and Geology as well as other natural history subjects.

Contributing to the "new" edition was another French naturalist, Frederic Cuvier (1773-1838).  The engravings for the prints were produced by the French printing firm Pauquet Frères.

Included on this page are prints of Gamebirds, Birds of Prey, Songbirds, Tropical birds, Shore birds.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  5 x 8 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1831

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Hawk Print (No. 22310119)
Plate 119
Hawks
$70
Owl Print (No. 22310122)
Plate 122
Owls
(including Grand Duke and Scops)
$70
Owl Print (No. 22310123)
Plate 123
Owls
(including Barn Owl)
$70
Ostrich Print (No. 22310124)
Plate 124
Ostrich
$70

Rooster Print (No. 22310126)
Plate 126
Rooster, Turkey, Guinea Fowl
$70
Grouse Print (No. 22310127)
Plate 127
Grouse
$70
Grouse Print (No. 22310128)
Plate 128
Canadian Grouse, Ganga, Ptarmigan
$70
Peacock Print (No. 22310129)
Plate 129
Peacock, Pheasant
SOLD

Partridge Print (No. 22310132)
Plate 132
Partridge
$70
Raven Print (No. 22310138)
Plate 138
Raven
$60
Magpie Print (No. 22310139)
Plate 139
Chough, Magpie, Jay
$70
Bird of Paradise Print (No. 22310140)
Plate 140
Bird of Paradise, Jay
$80

Bird of Paradise Print (No. 22310141)
Plate 141
Green Jay, Bird of Paradise
$80
Oriole Print (No. 22310145)
Plate 145
Orioles
$70
Finch Print (No. 22310154)
Plate 154
Finch, "Four strands" Widow
$70
Goldfinch Print (No. 22310156)
Plate 156
Greenfinch, Goldfinch
$70

Bunting Print (No. 22310161)
Plate 161
Bunting, Bullfinch
$70
Manakin Print (No. 22310168)
Plate 168
Golden-headed Manakin,
Pompadour, Small Blue
$70
Hummingbird Print (No. 22310181)
Plate 181
Hummingbirds
$80
Stork Print (No. 22310204)
Plate 204
Stork, Jabiru, Tody
$70

Crane Print (No. 22310205)
Plate 205
Jacamar, Crane, Helmeted Crane
$70
Heron Print (No. 22310207)
Plate 207
Heron, Egret, Bittern
$70
Spoonbill Print (No. 22310208)
Plate 208
Spoonbill, Woodcock, Savacou
$70
Curlew Print (No. 22310212)
Plate 212
Curlew
$70

Pelican Print (No. 22310221)
Plate 221
Pelican, Big Swallow
$70
Swan Print (No. 22310226)
Plate 226
Swan, Wild Goose, Gingham Goose
$80
Duck Print (No. 22310227)
Plate 227
Egyptian Goose, Eider Duck, Male Duck
$70
Flamingo Print (No. 22310228)
Plate 228
Noddy, Avocet, Flamingo
$80