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Saverio Manetti : “Black-billed Aracari” (1767-1776)

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Commissioned by Maria Luisa, the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Saverio Manetti’s Storia naturale degli uccelli (“Natural History of Birds”) was a monumental work spanning five volumes, with some 600 watercolor illustrations by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni and Manetti himself. “The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence,” writes S. Peter Dance in The Art of Natural History, “It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds.”

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