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Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle
by Charles D'Orbigny

Paris
Chez Les Editeurs Mm. Renard, Martinet et Co.
Rue de Bussi, 6

Exact date unknown, but from an edition printed in the 1860s

We are currently offering a selection of prints from Charles D’Orbigny’s Dictionnaire Universel d’Histoire Naturelle, published by Renard & Martinet of Paris. These original engravings are over 150 years old and considered by many experts to be the finest and best illustrated natural history work of the era. The superb, beautifully hand colored plates are from the leading French artists of the day such as Susemihl, Traviès, Oudart and Pretre. There is no text, but the order, genus & species is on each print in Latin & French.

The condition of these prints is generally very good to excellent. Each print measures approximately 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches. Printed on beautiful heavy French paper that varies from creamy to soft white.
Due to their age, there may be some foxing or toning on the plate, so please have a good look at the enlargements provided by clicking on the thumbnail images below.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique prints.

Mammals (this page)

 

Savage Gorilla

Gorilla

PLATE 4
paper is age toned, some foxing

$45

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

PLATE 5
paper is age toned, some minor foxing

$55

Monkey

Monkey

PLATE 6
very mild foxing/toning

$35

White-throated Monkey

White-throated Monkey

PLATE 6 A
very mild foxing/toning

$35

Lemur

Lemur

PLATE 6 B
very mild foxing/toning

$35

Lemur

Three-toed Sloth, Aye-Aye

PLATE 7
very mild foxing/toning

$35

VAMPIRE BAT FLYING LEMUR

Vampire Bat, Flying Lemur

PLATE 27
very mild foxing/toning

$35

VAMPIRE BAT FLYING LEMUR

Flying Fox Fruit Bat

PLATE 7 A (bis)
mild foxing/toning

$40

bats

Bats

PLATE 7 A
mild foxing/toning

$35

Kinkajou, Loutre

Kinkajou, Otter

PLATE 7
mild foxing/toning

$35

Raccoons

Raccoon

PLATE 7 B
mild foxing/toning

$50

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

PLATE 7 C
mild foxing/toning

$65

weasel martin badger

Martin, Badger

PLATE 25
mild foxing/toning

$40

Jackal Hyena

Jackal, Hyena

PLATE 7 D
mild foxing/toning

$40

King Charles Spaniel, Newfoundland

King Charles Spaniel, Newfoundland

PLATE 29
mild foxing/toning

$50

Lion

Lion

PLATE 8 bis
mild foxing/toning

$65

Lioness

Lioness and cubs

PLATE 8 A
mild foxing/toning

$65

Jaguar

Jaguar

PLATE 8
mild foxing/toning

$75

African Panther

African Panther

PLATE 30
mild foxing/toning

$75

Tiger

Tiger

PLATE 30
mild foxing/toning. light ghost image

$75

Seal

Seal

PLATE 8 B
mild foxing/toning

$45

Hedgehog

European Hedgehog, Tupaia

PLATE 8 C
mild foxing/toning

$40

Musaraigne, Caupe

Musaraigne, Caupe

PLATE 24
mild foxing/toning

$25

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

PLATE 9 A
mild foxing/toning

$45

squirrel hamster

Squirrel of Malabar, Hamster

PLATE 9
mild foxing/toning

$45

Jerboa Beaver

Jerboa, Beaver

PLATE 9 A
mild foxing/toning

$45

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

PLATE 9 B
mild foxing/toning

$75

Indian Rhinoceros

Zebra, Tapir

PLATE 10
mild foxing/toning

$45

Rhinocerus

Indian Rhinoceros

PLATE 9 D
Fox mark below head/toning

$75

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

PLATE 9 C
mild foxing/toning

$75

Peccary, Indian Pig

Peccary, Indian Pig

PLATE 10 B
mild foxing/toning

$35

Arabian Horse

Arabian Horse

PLATE 10 A
mild foxing/toning

$65

Dromedary Camel

Dromedary Camel

PLATE 12
mild foxing/toning/ghost image

$65

Antelope, Alpaca

Antelope, Alpaca

PLATE 11
mild foxing/toning/ghost image

$40

Moose Eland

Eland, Moose

PLATE 11 bis
mild foxing/toning

$65

Giraffe

Giraffe

PLATE 14
mild foxing/toning

$95

Goats

Goats

PLATE 13
mild foxing/toning

$50

Buffalo, Bison

Buffalo, Bison

PLATE 14 A
mild foxing/toning

$65

Pangolin, Armadillo

Pangolin, Armadillo

PLATE 15
mild foxing/toning

$50

Anteaters

Anteaters

PLATE 16
mild foxing/toning

$45

Opposums

Opposums

PLATE 17
mild foxing/toning

$45

Kangaroos

Kangaroos

PLATE 18
mild foxing/toning

$75

Kangaroos

Kangaroos

PLATE 19
mild foxing/toning/ghosting

$65

Dolphin

Platypus

PLATE 20
mild foxing/toning

$75

Platypus

Dolphin

PLATE 22
mild foxing/toning

$75

Baleen Whale

Baleen Whale

PLATE 23
mild foxing/toning

$65

Baleen Whale hunting

Baleen Whale

PLATE 21
mild foxing/toning

$65

Megatherium Skeleton

Megatherium Skeleton

PALEONTOLOGY PLATE 3
mild foxing/toning

$35

Mastodon Skeleton

Mastodon Skeleton

PALEONTOLOGY PLATE 6
mild foxing/toning

$35

 
Mammals (this page)

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