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CD of insects from Orbigny's D'Histoire Naturelle

39 detailed 300ppi scans of. The prints were from the first edition of one of the best sets of natural history prints, from 1849

Page down to see a selection of the prints, the contents list and to read about their history

$39.99 - order #CD013

To order, press the order link in the menu at the top of this page

 

Benefits

  • Save money - print accurate copies of beautiful antique prints for a fraction of their cost

  • Study them before investing in the original prints

  • Illustrate educational projects

  • Use them to create art, greeting cards, calendars, posters, clip art etc.

  • Enjoy the screensaver of the prints

Features

  • Scans are of the original antique prints and are exactly same dimensions

  • Scans are saved as bitmap files (.bmp) so all detail is retained (unlike jpg files)

  • Prints were scanned and saved at 300ppi. Each image file is several megabytes large.

  • Print direct from the CD or from programs such as Picassa or Adobe Photoshop

  • We can send the images to you on a CD or very quickly by file transfer. Your choice.

 

 

Examples of the antique prints on the CD

These are small images for display on this web page. The scans on the CD are much bigger (same size as original antique print) and far higher quality

Antique print picture of insects

Antique print picture of insects

Antique print picture of insects

Antique print picture of insects
Antique print picture of insects
Antique print picture of insects

Contents of the CD

 

1. Incredibly detailed scans of 39 antique prints of colorful insects including beetles, dragon flies, cicada, mantis and bees. The scans are much more detailed and higher quality than those on this web site. When printed on a typical ink jet printer they look superb.

 

2. An excellent screen saver featuring all the prints.

 

Information

The scans were made from original antique prints from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny which was published in 1849.

Many experts consider prints from this work to be the finest natural history prints ever produced (see * below).

The drawings the prints were engraved from were by the leading French natural history artists of the time, such as Travies, Blanchard, Oudart, Pretre and Maubert. They are wonderfully detailed and have original and beautiful hand colouring.

*E.g. Nissen ZBI, 4617; Wood 323 "the plates in this remarkable work render it the best illustrated encyclopedia of natural history"

Print method

The prints were engravings with beautiful hand colouring. Many of these prints were hand finished with shellac which added further sheen and depth to the colours.

Condition

The prints were in good condition. You should note that there was some variation in the color tone of the paper. This can be adjusted using the brightness control in your imaging software (e.g Photoshop)

Size

The prints were approximately 9¾" by 6¼" (24.5 cm by 16 cm)

How to order

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