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A New Dictionary of Natural History; or,
Compleat [sic] Universal Display of Animated Nature...

by William Frederic Martyn
Published by Harrison and Co., London (1785-1787)
Original 225-year-old hand coloured etchings on chain-laid paper • Titles in English at bottom of page
Sheet size: approx. 9 x 14 inches.
(note: entire sheet did not fit on scanner, so margins may appear narrow, but are generally full as issued, with English titles at bottom)

PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR ENLARGEMENT
Aberdavine, etc.
Plate I [?]

1. Aberdavine  2. Acontian  3. Admirable  4. White Admirable  5. Grand Admiral   6. Rear Admiral  7. Agouti  8. Albatross

Condition issues: torn, adhered to backing paper on bottom portion, crease upper right
Alligator, etc.
Plate II [?]

1. Alligator  2. Amadvade  3. Anchovy  4. Angel Fish  5. Common Angler  6. Angle Shades  7. Anomia

Condition issues: light age toning
$50
Anhima, etc.
Plate III

1. Anhima  2. Anhinga  3. Common Ant  4. Neutral Ant  5. Great Ant-Eater  6. Lesser Ant-Eater  7. Common Antelope  8. Royal Antelope  9. White-Footed Antelope

Condition issues: light foxing, paper loss lower right corner
$50
Ant-eater Fly, etc.
Plate IV

1. Ant-eater fly  2. Large, or Ourang Outang  3. Pigmy Ape  4. Tufted Ape  5. Arctic Bird  6. Argentine  7. Armadillo  8. Lizard Ast.  9. Ten-rayed Ast.

Condition issues: nothing note-worthy
Parroquets, Parrots
Plate VII

1. Little Green and Red Long-Tailed Parroquet  2. Long-Tailed Parroquet  3. Lory Parroquet  4. Rd and Blue-Headed Parroquet  5. Rose-Headed Ring Parroquet  6. Yellow-Faced Parroquet

Condition issues: nothing note-worthy
$75
Parroquets, Parrots
Plate VIII

1. Blue-Winged Parroquet  2. Brown-throated Parroquet  3. Golden-Crowned Parroquet  4. Little Green and Blue Parroquet  5. Parroquet for the East Indies  6. Smallest Red and Green Parroquet

Condition issues: light foxing
$65
Babooons
Plate X

1. Brown Baboon  2. Large Baboon  3. Lion-tailed Baboon  4. Wood Baboon  5. Babyroussa  6. Common Badger

Condition issues: light foxing, and smudges
Balance-fish, etc.
Plate XI

1. Balance-fish  2. Balanus  3. Balearic Crane  4. Ballan   5. Barbel  6. Barbet, Red-Crowned  7. Barbet, Yellow-Crowned  8. Basse

Condition issues: light foxing, unobtrusive smudges in margin
$55
Bats
Plate XII

1. Great-Madagascar Bat  2. Horse-shoe Bat  3. Long-eared Bat  4. New York Bat  5. Sea Bat  6. Spectre Bat

Condition issues: light foxing, smudges
$55
Birds of Paradise, Bison
Plate XIV

1. Golden-throated Bird of Paradise  2. King Bird of Paradise of Sonnerat  3. Violet-throated Bird of Paradise  4. American Bison  5. Small Bittern

Condition issues: light age toning, smudges
$55
Bustards
Plate XV

1. Arabian Bustard  2. Common Bustard  3. Indian Bustard  4. Little Bustard

Condition issues: trimmed, but ample margins
$50
bunting, etc.
Plate XVI

1. Green-headed Bunting  2. Snow Bunting  3. Black and White Butcher-bird  4. Indian Fork-tailed Butcher-bird  5. Least Butcher-bird  6. Red-crested Butcher-bird

Condition issues: light smudges, trimmed but ample margins
$55
Highland bull, etc.
Plate XVI I

1. Highland Bull  2. Bullae  3. Greater Bull-finch  4. Little Brown Bull-finch  5. North American Bull-finch  6. Bull-head  7. Armed Bull-head

Condition issues: light smudges, trimmed but ample margins
$55
Buffalo, etc.
Plate XX

1. Little Indian Buffalo  2. Musk Buffalo  3. Ash-coloured Buzzard  4. Common Buzzard  5. Moor Buzzard

Condition issues: light toning around edges
$55
Wild Boar, etc.
Plate XXI

1. Wild Boar  2. Boat Bill  3. Lesser Bonana Bird  4. New Guinea Booby  5. Papou Booby  6. White-collared Booby

Condition issues: somewhat trimmed left/right margins, very ample for framing purposes
$75
Blackbird, etc.
Plate XXIV

1. Cock Blackbird  2. Red-breasted Blackbird  3. Ceylonese Black-Cap  4. Bleak  5. Crested Blenny  6. Gattorugine Blenny  7. Smooth Blenny  8. Spotted Blenny  9. Vivaparous Blenny  10. Red-bellied Blue-bird  11. Bream  12. Blind-Worm

Condition issues: nothing significant
$65
Bitterns, bivalves
Plate XXVI

1. Brazilian Bittern  2. Little Brown Bittern  3. North American Bittern  4. Bivalves

Condition issues: lightly age toned, scattered light smudges
$55
cockatoos, etc.
Plate XXIX

1. Great Black Cockatoo  2. Greater Cockatoo  3. White Red-vented Cockatoo  4. White Yellow-crested Cockatoo

Condition issues: overall age toning, light text offsetting, spotting to left of Black Cockatoo's head, smudges in lower left, faint pencil indentation between two lower birds
Cardinals, etc.
Plate XXX

1. Crested Cardinal  2. Dominican Cardinal  3. Carp  4. Cassowary  5. Cat-fish  6. Patagonian Cavy  7. Cayopolin  8. Civet

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins
$60
Centipede, etc.
Plate XXXI

1. Centipede  2. Chaffinch  3. Charr  4. Chatterer of Carolina  5. Straw-coloured Chinch  6. Tawny Chinch  7. Chub  8. Coal-fish

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins
$65
Cranes
Plate XXXII

1. Balearic Cranes  2. Brown and Ash-coloured Crane  3. Common Crane  4. Hooping Crane [Whooping Crane]

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins
$65
Creepers
Plate XXXIII

1. Black and Blue Creeper  2. Black and Red Indian Creeper  3. Black and Yellow Creeper  4. Blue Creeper  5. Green Creeper  6. Lucon Creeper  7. New Zealand Creeper  8. Purple Indian Creeper

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins, scattered light spots, original paint smear on upper right bird
$70
cuckoos
Plate XXXIV

1. Great Spotted Cuckow  2. Green Cuckow  3. Indian Black Cuckow  4. Indian Brown and Spotted Cuckow  5. Larke Heeled Cuckow  6. Little Cuckow [Cuckoos]

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins
$70
doves
Plate XXXV

1. Brown Indian Dove  2. Green Dove  3. Green-winged Dove  4. Long-tailed Dove  5. Transverse-striped Dove  6. Violet Red-headed Dove

Condition issues: light age toning, trimmed but ample margins, scattered unobtrusive pinhole-sized holes in paper
$65
Crossbill, etc
Plate XXXVI

1. Lesser Cross-bill  2. Crusian  3. Speckled Curlew  4. Spotted Curucui  5. Cushew-bird  6. Cuttle-fish  7. Cypraea

Condition issues: trimmed but ample margins
$65
Smear dab, etc.
Plate XXXVII

1. Smear-dab  2. Black and Yellow Daw  3. Blue and Green Daw  4. Surinam Daw  5. Rock Day-Fly  6. White-winged Day-Fly  7. Female Moose Deer  8. Rein-Deer

Condition issues: trimmed but ample margins, a few light smudges
$65
cougar, etc.
Plate XXXVIII

1. Cougar  2. Coot  3. Horrid Crab  4. Indian Land Crab  5. Indian Sea Crab  6. Long-clawed Crab  7. Slender-legged Crab  8. Spider Crab  9. Crake

Condition issues: light foxing
$65
ducks
Plate XXXIX

1. Great Black Duck  2. Grey-headed Duck  3. Eider Duck  4. Ferruginous Duck  5. Little Black and White Duck  6. Little Brown and White Duck

Condition issues: trimmed but ample margins, spotting in lower right
$65
demoiselle
Plate XLII

1. Demoiselle of Numidia  2. Globe Diodon  3. Short Diodon  4. Northern Diver [Loon]  5. Purple-throated Diver  6. Red-throated Diver  7. Black and White Dobchick  8. North American Horned Dobchick

Condition issues: trimmed but ample margins, some smearing, spots
$55
Flycatchers
Plate XLIII

1. Golden-winged Fly-catcher  2. Green Indian Fly-catcher  3.  Green Black-throated Fly-catcher  4. Green Blue-headed Fly-catcher  5. Little Blue-grey Fly-catcher  6. Olive-coloured Fly-catcher  7. Yellow-breasted Fly-catcher  8. Yellow-tailed Fly-catcher  9. Yellow-vented Fly-catcher

Condition issues: trimmed but ample margins, text offsetting
$60
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