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Histoire naturelle des promerops et des guêpiers

Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis (continuation)

Illustrated by Jacques Barraband (1767–1809), Illustrated by Auguste (French, active early 19th century), Engraved by Louis Bouquet (French, active about 1800–1823), Engraved by Gremillier (French, active early 19th century), Engraved by Langlois (active 1805–1840), Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Guyard fils (French, 1787–1831), Author François Levaillant (French, 1753–1824), Publisher Denné le jeune (early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Nissen, Vogelbücher, 560; Anker, Bird Books, 305


Overall: 55.5 x 37.8 x 6 cm (21 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 84 color etching and engravings, with hand coloring

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Denné le jeune, 1807) Folio; [2 ff.] 81, 67, 52 pp. [1 f.], plus 84 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped blue pastepaper boards.

Illustrations of birds.

Paris: P. Denné le jeune, 1807


Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, New Orleans, by whom given to MFA, January 14, 1981.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection