Monday, April 18, 2005

Ornithologie Online

François Nicolas Martinet engraved illustrations of birds for books by some of the most influential ornithologists in 18th-century France. Towards the end of his career, Martinet drew upon his experience engraving birds for others and published his own ornithology books, producing plates until his death sometime in the late 1780s or early 1790s. The Smithsonian has made Martinet's book of hand-colored illustrations, Ornithologie, available online.

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