Antique Pigeon Prints ( Tauben, Colombe, Palomas)

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Pigeon Prints by Pretre

Original color printing!

Prêtre belongs to the famed French artists in early 19th century who masterfully used color printing for flowers, plants, birds to illustrate the important botanical and zoological books of that time. Using a separate printing for each color they used, and lacking the technical precision necessary to "come down" on the exact line of the preceding printings, it was an endevour making the hair of publishers stand on end, because of costly time and waste of misused paper involved. But once a print was done, the outcome was superb as seen in these samples here!

Owls: Temminck, Coenraad Jacob and Laugier de Chartrouse: "Nouveau Recueil des Planches colorées d'Oiseaux..." Paris, 1820 - 1838

Pigeons: Temminck, Coenraad Jacob: "Histoire Naturelle Générale des Pigeons et des Gallinacés...". Amsterdam and Paris, 1813 - 1815

Images are on very large pages with wide margins.

Page size: 52.5 x 34 cm (20.6 x 13.3 ")
Size of birds from top of head to tip of tail: ca 16.5 - 25cm. (6.4 x 9.8 ").
Some prints have some very tiny spots mostly in margins.
Page number in upper right margin.
Prints are otherwise in very good condition unless otherwise mentioned.

Colombe phasianelle, male

Pigeon: 23.8cm ( 9.3 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRDPRÊTRE6857

Colombe capistrate,male

Pigeon: 20.5 cm ( 8 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRD PRÊTRE6858


Columbe longup, male

Small gray spot on right margin edge.

Pigeon: 21.5 cm (8.5 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRD PRÊTRE6859

Colombe marquetée

A few very minor spots around image.

Pigeon: 24.2 cm ( 9.6 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRD PRÊTRE6860


Colombe jaseuse, male

Tiny, repaired tear on right margin edge.

Pigeon 18.5 cm ( 7.2 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRD PRÊTRE6862

Colombe leucoméle

Some minor scattered spotting.

Pigeon: 22.5 cm ( 8.8 ")

$ 135.00

Order Nr. BIRD PRÊTRE 6861


"Migrations des colombes voyageuses dans l' Amerique du Nord" (Pigeon migration)

Wood engraving printed 1874. Reverse side is printed.

13 x 15.5 cm ( 5.1 x 6.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BIRD240961


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