Bird Plates


The Brenthurst Press
publisher of finely produced limited-edition Africana from the private collection
of the late Mr H.F. Oppenheimer is pleased to offer a limited quantity of
57 BIRD PLATES
reproduced from FRAN�OIS LEVAILLANT
HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX D'AFRIQUE
Bird Plates


Intrepid traveller, pioneering naturalist and famous author � Fran�ois Levaillant (1753-1824) was a celebrity in his own lifetime. His sumptuous bird books, highly sought after collectors� items, were published in a golden age of French natural history book production. A print extracted from the published books is currently offered by dealers at US $950; while a complete six volume set of Oiseaux d�Afrique sells at approximately $60 000. The Brenthurst Library is fortunate to have original watercolour paintings, mostly of birds of prey. Painted with brilliant clarity under Levaillant's supervision, these illustrations were the inspiration for the recent publication, Fran�ois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa.

The plates are reproduced to the highest standards at actual size of the originals, on acid-free paper. A limited number have been made available as prints, to be sold as sets. The prints are of exceptional beauty and quality, and are a rare opportunity to obtain reproductions of Levaillant plates at an affordable price. Whilst the prints, if framed, would enhance any setting, they would be particularly appropriate for corporate projects.


Specifications

Bird PlatesThe sets are offered as 12 prints, priced at R450 per set; or 9 prints, priced at R360.
Each plate is 300mm deep x 240mm wide, printed on 150g/m² Phoenixmotion Xantur paper.
A maximum of 400 copies of each set is available.

The Brenthurst Press (Pty) Ltd (Registration number 1974/002969/07)
Box 87184 Houghton 2041 South Africa
Telephone +27 11 544 5412 Fax +27 11 486 1651
e-mail orders@brenthurst.co.za

Set 1:
12 plates.
Price: R450 including VAT.

EAGLES - See Details

VULTURES - See Details

Set 2:
12 plates.
Price: R450 including VAT.

SHRIKES - See Details

BUSH SHRIKES - See Details

Set 3:
12 plates.
Price: R450 including VAT.

FALCONS - See Details

NIGHTJARS - See Details

Set 4:
12 plates.
Price: R450 including VAT.

BUZZARDS - See Details

SUNDRY RAPTORS - See Details

Set 5:
9 plates.
Price: R360 including VAT.

OWLS - See Details