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Charles Orbigny (1802 - 1857) was a French naturalist. He made major contributions to botany and zoology.
He's best known for his work Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle. This included some of the best quality natural history prints ever made. The beautiful illustrations were by the period's leading French natural history artists. Artists involved included Travies, Blanchard, Oudart, Pretre and Maubert.
The engraved prints were hand painted with deep and rich colours.
Here are some of the engravings for you to choose from. They are beautiful, genuine antiques from the 1840s.

24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$70.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Pica collieiUSA,CanadaThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, ..
US$70.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Anthus richardii and Alauda alpestrisUSAThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The p..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Parra sinensis and Palamedea cornutaChinaThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The ..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Muscicapa chrysomela and miniataThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is ..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Crax rubra and Tragopan hastingiiThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Gallinula baillonii and Colymbus glacialisUSA,Canada,EuropeThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shell..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Todus viridis and Eurylaimus javanicusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The pri..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Lusciola calliope and Saxicola stapazinaThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The p..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Cypselus mystaccus and Xanthronus aurantiusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. Th..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Anas galericulata and Pelecanus crispusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The pr..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Ribes aureumThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quali..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Dracaena brasiliensisThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, h..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Manettia bicolorThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high q..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Boletus edulisThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high qua..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Acer opulifoliumThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high q..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Aristolochia siphoThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high..
US$45.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Tropidonotus torquatus and Dryinus nasutusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Amphisboena fuliginosa, Typhlops lumbricalis, Vropeltis phillipinusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched wi..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Tortrix scytale and homalosomaThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Acrochordus javanicus and Platurus fasciatusThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. T..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Gongylus occelatus and Pseudopus pallasiiThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The ..
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Mugil cephalus, Gobius niger and Blennius pavoThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing...
US$60.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).Pholas and SolenThis superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high q..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$55.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
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