Viellot, Louis-Pierre (1748-1831), author; Prêtre, Jean-Gabriel (1768-1849), artist: Aquila piscatrix; L'Oigle pecheur, PL4

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Date of Printing: 1807 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored)     • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds• Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left     • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899)     • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 36 x 27.5    • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 46 x 31.5    • Style: Original Vintage   • Print on Verso: Blank on verso• Condition: Excellent, with minor foxing    • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited   • Paper Type: Woven     • Framed: Print only

American Eagle - (Aquila picatrix) L'Oigle Pecheur; Plate 4 from volume I of "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale : contenant un grand nombre d'espèces décrites ou figurées pour la première fois" by Vieillot, L. P. (Louis Pierre), 1748-1831. FIRST EDITION. EXCELLENT CONDITION - with minimal foxing in upper margin, not affecting image in plate.
Bouquet, engraver; Langlois, Pierre Gabriel, 1754-1810 , printer. Jean Gabriel Prêtre, illustrator. Publication in Paris: Chez Desray 1807.

Jean-Gabriel Prêtre (20 December 1768 – 29 April 1849) was a Swiss-French natural history painter who illustrated birds, mammals and reptiles in a large number of books. Several species of animal were named after him.