1780 Martinet - OTTER SEA WALRUS - Mammals - hand coloured - Large Folio 37.5 cm engraving


François-Nicolas Martinet (1731 - 1800) was a French engineer, engraver and naturalist.

Martinet engraved the plates for numerous works on natural history, especially ornithology. Notable in particular are those for l'Ornithologia, sive Synopsis methodica of Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1760-63).

Issued in: Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts) by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) after de la Rue.

Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 68.5 x 39.8 cm. The image size is ca. 64.4 x 32.6 cm.

Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 27 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 25.4 x 12.8 inch.

Overall very good condition. Minor worming to lower margin.