Rare Archival Art by Saverio Manetti (16 C.) Very Limited Edition Folio Lithograph of Parrot professionally framed in hand painted signed frame with x4 acid free mats 23” x 22” Magnificent plate from "The Natural History of Birds" DESIGNER COLLECTOR ART

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Saverio Manetti 18C.

High quality art print

Printed on the highest archival quality heavy woven stock available.
This bird was originally from a 16th century rare book and has been reproduced in a very limited edition because of its beauty and the scientific insight of the times it represents.
Very rare and large folio.
Framed and matted professionally in unique frame
We recently closed our gallery of rare antique books and prints, original signed art and unique hand painted frames, some of the prints and art framed, some not, and all our artwork and antique prints will be listed here daily as we go.
This is a fine art limited edition folio print.
Framed and matted in one of a kind frame

It was professionally matted in 4 acid-free mats and framed in a unique hand-painted frame which is signed by the artist. Three of the mats are also hand-painted. Artist bio comes with it

Print is a very large folio lithograph: 17” x 14”
Retail was $550.00

With the frame, finished size is: 23” x 22”

Please inspect everything carefully to be satisfied
We do not take returns.

Magnificent plate from "The Natural History of Birds" by Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni, the original plate was printed in Florence in the years 1767-1776. Manetti, doctor and director of the botanical garden of Florence from 1749 to 1782, was responsible for the text, the nomenclature of the species and the distribution of the work. Abbot Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violent Vanni (one of the few women to work in that field) drew the boards, incised copper and painted them by hand. The result was the best and most extensive illustrated work of ornithology realized so far.

Francesco Saverio Manetti also spelt Xaviero or Xaverio Manetti (Latinized as Franciscus Xaverius Manetti civis Florentinus) (12 November 1723–12 November 1785) was an Italian physician, botanist and ornithologist. Among his works is the treatise on birds, Ornithologia methodice digesta or Storia naturale degli uccelli (1776). The plant genus Manettia was named in his honour by Carolus Linnaeus.

Manetti was born in Brozzi to Giovanni Bernardo and Maria Teresa Nesiscolt of Prague. His early studies were in Florence and later at Pisa where he studied botany under Pier Antonio Micheli. He graduated in medicine in 1745 and worked in Florence. In 1758 he joined the National Medical College where he studied anatomy under Antonio Cocchi (1695–1758), conducting the autopsy of Cocchi.[1] Manetti was Professor of Botany of the "Società Botanica Fiorentina", a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, a Fellow of the Royal Society, learned societies in Göttingen and Montpellier, an Accademico dell'Istituto di Bolognaand he maintained scientific contacts with the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus and with the main scientific circles of the second half of the 18th century.

He was supervisor of the Orto Botanico di Firenze in Florence from 1749 to 1782 succeeding toGiovanni Targioni Tozzetti and Secretary of the Accademia dei Georgofili. With remarkable organizational effort, he secured the publication of Storia naturale degli uccelli, Natural History of the birds, a monumental work in five volumes illustrated with 600 hand-colored engravings based onwatercolor paintings. The book was commissioned by Maria Luisa, Grand duchess of Tuscany and the first volume was dedicated to Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo. The third volume was dedicated to Ferdinando di Brobone and the fourth to Giorgio Nassau Clavering. The engravings were made by Tuscan abbot and engraver Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni who had studied under British engraver Robert Strange. Engraving was an unusual profession for women in Florence during the period.

Our frames are always unique and created especially for the art within.

They all come with Artist Bio.

We also carry loose original prints 300 years old or less in great condition such as: Albin, Audubon, Baron, Barraband, Bertuch, Brodtmann, Brown, Buffon, Cassel, Curtis, Cuvier, Donovan, Edwards, Fitch, Frisch, Grandville, Harrison, Walter Hood, Latham, Linden,Linnaeus, Loddiges, Martinet, McKenney, Morris, Munting, Redoute, Reinchenbachia, Schreber, Schubert, Selby, Shaw and Nodder, Van Geel, Warner, etc.... etc...

We closed our art store of antique prints and custom frames as well as our store of rare artifacts from around the world and we will now sell them direct to the public here. We have 1000's of antique prints and it will take a while to do so, so if you are interested in prints from the names above or others since I did not have time to list them all, please contact us