Lot 14
  • 14

HUQUIER, LIVRE DES DIFFERENTES ESPÈCES D'OISEAUX DE LA CHINE, [C.1745]

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100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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Description

  • Livre des differentes espèces d'oiseaux de la Chine tires du Cabinet du Roy... [Bound with:] Livre des differentes espèces d'oiseaux, fleurs, plantes, et trophés de la Chine... 2.e partie... [Bound with:]... 3.e partie... [Bound with]... 4.e partie. Paris: [c.1745]
Four parts in one, large folio (820 x 465mm.), 60 hand-coloured engraved plates by Huquier after Jean Baptiste Oudry and others (numbered 1-60), on laid paper watermarked 1742, each inlaid into a larger sheet of laid paper within the album at a contemporary date, caption titles as above in the lower corner on the first plate of each part, extra-illustrated with a contemporary original watercolour, also on laid paper, of plate 29, expertly bound to style in period russia gilt
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