Antique Maps by René Primevère Lesson (*1794 - 1849)

René Primevère Lesson was born 1794 in Rochefort. He entered the naval medical school in Rochefort when he was sixteen and participated in several expeditions. He served in the French Navy during the Napoleon area. He boarded the expedition directed by Duperrey on La Coquille (1822-1825) as a doctor and collected a various of specimens in Chile, Peru and the Falklands. When he returned to Paris, he prepared for seven years the official account of the expedition. Beside several publications, he also produced monographs on hummingbirds and birds of the paradise. He died in 1849.
  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  Oiseau-Mouche a Tête Noire

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    Oiseau-Mouche a Tête Noire
    10222

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  Oiseau-Mouche à Couronne Violette.

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    Oiseau-Mouche à Couronne Violette.
    10225

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  Oiseau-Mouche Arsenne

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    Oiseau-Mouche Arsenne
    10233

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  Oiseau-Mouche à Oreilles d'Azur, Femelle

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    Oiseau-Mouche à Oreilles d'Azur, Femelle
    10235

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  L'Amazilli, Jeune âge

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    L'Amazilli, Jeune âge
    10236

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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  • 1829 - René Primevère Lesson

    René Primevère Lesson:  Hummingbird Prints

    Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1829

    Beautiful highly detailed sheet with a hummingbird printed in colour from plate and finished by hand. "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches" was the first work of three by Lesson on hummingbirds....

    Hummingbird Prints
    10237

    Lithography of an animal. Hummingbird. Printed in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1829.

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