• Jean Baptiste Audebert

    1759-1800

    Published Histoire naturelle et générale des colibris, oiseaux-mouches, jacamars et promerops, in 1800-1802. The colour printing process was developed by Audebert himself. The plates are in beautiful colors.The plates were engraved by Audebert himself and are printed in oil-colours by Langlois. Louis Bouquet, Proffesseur de dessin assisted in the colouring of the plates. According to Anker: in this respect they are among the best colour prints found in ornithology. Only 200 copies were printed, the legends of the plates being printed in gold. Reference: Anker 14: Ayer/Zimmer 17: Balis 52: Nissen IVB 47. Wikipeda Artist Profile