1673 Nicholas Robert (1610-1684); Merlin Finch - 46.5 cm - Ornithology - Master engraving


Engraved and drawn by Nicholas Robert

Imperial folio. Sheets approx. 46.5 x 36.7 mm.

Issued for the very scarce treatise: Suite des Oyseaux des Plus Rare, 1676 (dated 1673)

Very large double page folio plates that has been professionally flattened.

On beautiful 17th Century laid paper with the watermark.

Reference: Mariette Abecedario, IV pp.408-11

Famous flower and bird painter; also an etcher. Worked for Gaston d'Orléans, and his vélins remain in Paris.