Seligman/ Catesby /Edwards Birds 2.

Seligman/ Catesby /Edwards Birds 2

Johann Michael Seligmann, (engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg 1720-1762)" Recueil de divers Oiseaux étrangers et peu communs, qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de MM Edwards et Catesby. Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les isles Bahama". Nuremberg 1770-1773. Johann Michael Seligmann, was a German publisher, who issued a nine volume compilation of the work of the Englishmen Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Catesby has been called the "Founder of American Ornithology" because of his monumental Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Seligmann issued this  a few years after Edwards and Catesby  published their  work; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonard Huth, and Seligmann produced  new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen.
George Edwards (1694-1773) was an English naturalist and ornithologist, known as the "father of British ornithology". Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history, and gained some reputation for his coloured drawings of animals, especially birds.'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates, from Designs Copied Immediately from Nature, and Curiously Colored After Life. With a Full and Accurate Description of Each Figure. To Which is Added, A Brief and General Idea of Drawing, and Painting in Water-Colours; with Instructions for Etching on Copper with Aqua Fortis: Likewise Some Thoughts on the Passage of Birds; and Additions to Many of the Subjects Described in this Work.' London, 1743-1751, 4 Vols. Mark Catesby (1683-1749)  came to the American colonies first in 1712 to visit his sister, wife of the secretary to the Governor of Virginia. Catesby's "visit" lasted seven years, during which time his sister provided him with  social and scientific contacts and Catesby indulged his  collecting. Many of Catesby's specimens were sent to England and  in 1719 he was something of a celebrity on his return. In 1722 Catesby returned to America to pursue  his Natural History of Carolina Florida and the Bahama Islands , published in London between 1731 and 1743.The plants shown are all from this region.
Original hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £195 mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage





Al Jerboa Greater Egyptian jerboa (Jaculus orientalis). The desert rodent is shown against a landscape of pyramids and antiquities. Behind are two other jerboas, one in the act of jumping, the other eating an ear of grain.
Copper from George Edwards' A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrapeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c. London: T. Rickaby for George Edwards, London, 1743-51 or from Gleanings of Natural History Containing Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. Published by G. Sidney for George Edwards, London, 1758-1764 The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 


Female African Wild Zebra... actually the extinct Quagga

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




Quick-Hatch or Wolverine

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




The Porcupine from Hudsons Bay

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Die grosse Meerkatze

Catulus major Piscis.- Le Chat de Mer Major left: G.E. Eduard, ad.viv.del.; right: L.M. Seligmann, sculps et excud. Joh Sebast leitner sculpsit
 Johann Michael Seligmann (German 1720-1762) Johann Michael Seligmann, (engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg 1720-1762) " Recueil de divers Oiseaux étrangers et peu communs, qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de MM Edwards et Catesby. Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les isles Bahama". Nuremberg 1770-1773. Johann Michael Seligmann, was a German publisher, who issued a nine volume compilation of the work of the Englishmen Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Catesby has been called the "Founder of American Ornithology" because of his monumental Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Seligmann issued this  a few years after Edwards and Catesby  published their  work; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonhard Huth, and Seligmann produced  new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen. The plates are re-engravings by Johann Michael Seligmann who added to the animal illustrations plants and flowers, partly with insects and butterflies colour is original
George Edwards (1694-1773) was an English naturalist and ornithologist, known as the "father of British ornithology". Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history, and gained some reputation for his coloured drawings of animals, especially birds.'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates, from Designs Copied Immediately from Nature, and Curiously Colored After Life. With a Full and Accurate Description of Each Figure. To Which is Added, A Brief and General Idea of Drawing, and Painting in Water-Colours; with Instructions for Etching on Copper with Aqua Fortis: Likewise Some Thoughts on the Passage of Birds; and Additions to Many of the Subjects Described in this Work.' London, 1743-1751, 4 Vols.
Mark Catesby (1683-1749)  came to the American colonies first in 1712 to visit his sister, wife of the secretary to the Governor of Virginia. Catesby's "visit" lasted seven years, during which time his sister provided him with  social and scientific contacts and Catesby indulged his  collecting. Many of Catesby's specimens were sent to England and  in 1719 he was something of a celebrity on his return. In 1722 Catesby returned to America to pursue  his Natural History of Carolina Florida and the Bahama Islands , published in London between 1731 and 1743.The plants shown are all from this region.
Original hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted ie the paper used has a few spots from manufacture but no foxing  Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £180 unmounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage




'The hand of a boy with a distempered skin, and a branch of the common Service Tree'

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




Mustelus Spinax Bellonii, SHARK Stick Insect

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



‘The Greater Cockroach; and the Whistle Insect’  ie Beetles

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




Die Wallfisch Zeetulipe mit Bolijpen, die Zeeschnecke, der haarickte Krebs, und die Koralle in gestalt eines
 Balanus Ceti cum Polypis suis. Limax Marinus. Cancer hirsutus. Corallina ossa Halecum æmulans. - Le Balanus de la Baleine avec des Polypes, Le Limaçon Marin, la Crabe Veluë, et le Corail en forme d’Arrête, de Harang.

Johann Michael Seligmann (German 1720-1762) Johann Michael Seligmann, (engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg 1720-1762) " Recueil de divers Oiseaux étrangers et peu communs, qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de MM Edwards et Catesby. Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les isles Bahama". Nuremberg 1770-1773. Johann Michael Seligmann, was a German publisher, who issued a nine volume compilation of the work of the Englishmen Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Catesby has been called the "Founder of American Ornithology" because of his monumental Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Seligmann issued this  a few years after Edwards and Catesby  published their  work; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonhard Huth, and Seligmann produced  new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen. The plates are re-engravings by Johann Michael Seligmann who added to the animal illustrations plants and flowers, partly with insects and butterflies colour is original
George Edwards (1694-1773) was an English naturalist and ornithologist, known as the "father of British ornithology". Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history, and gained some reputation for his coloured drawings of animals, especially birds.'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates, from Designs Copied Immediately from Nature, and Curiously Colored After Life. With a Full and Accurate Description of Each Figure. To Which is Added, A Brief and General Idea of Drawing, and Painting in Water-Colours; with Instructions for Etching on Copper with Aqua Fortis: Likewise Some Thoughts on the Passage of Birds; and Additions to Many of the Subjects Described in this Work.' London, 1743-1751, 4 Vols.
Mark Catesby (1683-1749)  came to the American colonies first in 1712 to visit his sister, wife of the secretary to the Governor of Virginia. Catesby's "visit" lasted seven years, during which time his sister provided him with  social and scientific contacts and Catesby indulged his  collecting. Many of Catesby's specimens were sent to England and  in 1719 he was something of a celebrity on his return. In 1722 Catesby returned to America to pursue  his Natural History of Carolina Florida and the Bahama Islands , published in London between 1731 and 1743.The plants shown are all from this region.
Original hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted ie the paper used has a few spots from manufacture but no foxing  Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £180 unmounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage



Der grose Kirschkäfer und das pfeiffende Insect

Blatta maxima – Insectum Fistula Dictum – Le Grand Cerf-volant ; et Le Scarabée sifflant signed: left: G.E. Eduard, ad.viv.del.; right: L.M. Seligmann, sculps et excud. by
 Johann Michael Seligmann (German 1720-1762) Johann Michael Seligmann, (engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg 1720-1762) " Recueil de divers Oiseaux étrangers et peu communs, qui se trouvent dans les ouvrages de MM Edwards et Catesby. Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les isles Bahama". Nuremberg 1770-1773. Johann Michael Seligmann, was a German publisher, who issued a nine volume compilation of the work of the Englishmen Mark Catesby (1683-1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Catesby has been called the "Founder of American Ornithology" because of his monumental Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Seligmann issued this  a few years after Edwards and Catesby  published their  work; the text was translated into German by Georg Leonhard Huth, and Seligmann produced  new plates based on the images of the two Englishmen. The plates are re-engravings by Johann Michael Seligmann who added to the animal illustrations plants and flowers, partly with insects and butterflies colour is original
George Edwards (1694-1773) was an English naturalist and ornithologist, known as the "father of British ornithology". Edwards was born at Stratford, Essex. In his early years he travelled extensively through mainland Europe, studying natural history, and gained some reputation for his coloured drawings of animals, especially birds.'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates, from Designs Copied Immediately from Nature, and Curiously Colored After Life. With a Full and Accurate Description of Each Figure. To Which is Added, A Brief and General Idea of Drawing, and Painting in Water-Colours; with Instructions for Etching on Copper with Aqua Fortis: Likewise Some Thoughts on the Passage of Birds; and Additions to Many of the Subjects Described in this Work.' London, 1743-1751, 4 Vols.
Mark Catesby (1683-1749)  came to the American colonies first in 1712 to visit his sister, wife of the secretary to the Governor of Virginia. Catesby's "visit" lasted seven years, during which time his sister provided him with  social and scientific contacts and Catesby indulged his  collecting. Many of Catesby's specimens were sent to England and  in 1719 he was something of a celebrity on his return. In 1722 Catesby returned to America to pursue  his Natural History of Carolina Florida and the Bahama Islands , published in London between 1731 and 1743.The plants shown are all from this region.
Original hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £180 unmounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage x 2



 


Speckled Greenland Dove or Pigeon pl 50
 Copper from George Edwards' A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrapeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c.
London: T. Rickaby for George Edwards, London, 1743-51 or from Gleanings of Natural History Containing Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. Published by G. Sidney for George Edwards, London, 1758-1764 The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage


The Plover from Bengal.





Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage x 2 both shown as differing condition

The King of Vultures

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The Black Linnet, the Olive-coloured Linnet, and the Yellow-bellied Creeper,

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The Speckled Diver or Loon

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Blue Flycatcher

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Kingfisher from Surinam

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



THE BLACK HAWK FROM HUDSON BAY

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Ash-Coloured Buzzard 53

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Indian Sparrows

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 
 


Bengallian Bustard

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The Mino or Minor 77

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Gowra Bird from East India 40

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



Black Hawk

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 




Demoiselle Cranes

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The greatest bulfinch-hen plate 124

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The ash-colour'd heron from North-America, plate 135

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 



The brown Indian thrush plate 184

Copper from George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom (1743-51) The later editions also came  with titles etc but the earlier one simply has the name often badly engraved in the plate as text was not easy  to engrave backwards. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc Original/early hand coloring. Fine prints with a few signs of age such as minimal spotting. Specific flaws are noted. Page size: 39 x 25.5 cm Plate size: ca 26 x 24 £140 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage 


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