Histoire naturelle des perroquets

Illustrated by Jacques Barraband (1767–1809), Engraved by Louis Bouquet (French, active about 1800–1823), Engraved by Langlois (active 1805–1840), Author François Levaillant (French, 1753–1824), Printer and Publisher Levrault (French, early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Nissen, Vogelbücher, 558


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 55.8 x 37.5 x 6 cm (21 15/16 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 145 color-printed etching and engravings, with added hand coloring

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Levrault, 1801-1805) Large folio, two vols.; [v. 1] [4 ll.], 135 pp., plus 72 plates; [v. 2] [2 ll.], 113 pp., plus index and 73 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, blue pastepaper boards.

Illustrations of parrots

Paris: Levrault, 1801-1805


Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, New Orleans; by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection