Hand-Colored Plates of Birds

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1.  (15816)  Audubon, John J.  Sharp-shinned Hawk Hand-Colored Plate.  Philadelphia: John Bowen, 1844.  Royal Octavo Edition.  Hand-colored plate, approximately 6 inches by 10.25 inches.  From John James Audubon, The Birds of America, no. 5, plate 25, lithographer J. T. Bowen.  Image depicts two sharp-shinned (Accipiter striatus) with clouds in the background.  A near fine copy.  $23

 

 

2.  (11806)  Barraband, J.  Le Barbu barbichon, hand-colored engraving (20.5 x 13.5 inches).  1801-1806.  From: Barraband, J., Paris, 1801-1806, plate no. 56.  Some foxing to plate margin, not affecting the image, very good.  $75

 

3.  (11808)  Barraband, J.  Le Barbu de la Guyane, hand-colored engraving (20.5 x 13.5 inches).  1801-1806  From: Barraband, J., Paris, 1801-1806, plate no. 23.  The plate is mounted on a board with some uniform tanning to the background.  $75

 

 

4.  (15593)  Buffon, G. L. L., and Martinet, F. N.  L'Eperonnier Femelle (Asiatic Peacock) Hand-Colored Plate.  Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1786.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate,  approximately 9.25 inches wide by 12.25 inches long.  From: Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, plate 493, illustrator Francois Nicolas Martinet.  Depicts a peahen or female Asiatic peafowl.  Faint ink transfer from opposite plate, near fine condition.  $60

 

 

5.  (15594)  Buffon, G. L. L., and Martinet, F. N.  L'Eperonnier male de la Chine (Asiatic Peacock) Hand-Colored Plate.  Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1786.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9 inches wide by 12.25 inches long.  From: Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux, plate 492, illustrator Francois Nicolas Martinet.  Depicts a peacock or male Asiatic peafowl.  Faint ink transfer from opposite plate, near fine condition.  $60

 

 

6. (15760)  Cassin, John and Bowen, J. T.  Hawk from Cuba (Cymindis wilsonii Cassi.) Hand-Colored Plate.  Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1847.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 9.5 inches wide and 13.5 inches long.  From J. Cassin, Description of a new rapacious Bird in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, series 2, volume 1, plate 7.  This article was also published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, April 1847, pp. 199.  Small tears to upper left and lower right corners, 2 inch square cut away from upper right and corner with no affect to image; near fine copy.  $45

 

 

7. (16471)  Dresser, H. E.  Saker (Falco sacer) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 376, lithographer J. Smit. Image is of two sakers.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

8. (16476)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  African Cormorant (Phalacracorax africanus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 390. Image is of two African cormorants or reed cormorant (Microcarbo africanus).  Near fine.  $35

 

 

9. (16473)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Greenland Falcon (Falco candicans) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 369, lithographer J.G. Keulemans. Image is of two Greenland falcons.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

10. (16472)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 365, lithographer J.G. Keulemans. Image is of two honey buzzards.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

11. (16477)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Hooded Chat (Saxicola monacha) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 2, plate 34, lithographer J.G. Keulemans. Image is of a male and female hooded chat.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

12. (16474)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Iceland Falcon (Falco islandus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 371, lithographer J.G. Keulemans. Image is of an Iceland falcon.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

13. (16475)  Dresser, H. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Immature Honey-buzzard Hand Colored Plate.  London: published by the author, 1871-1881. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.5 inches long. From: Dresser, H.E., A History of the Birds of Europe, volume 6, plate 364, lithographer J.G. Keulemans. Image is of two immature honey-buzzards.  Near fine.  $35

 

 

 

14. (15761)  Edwards, George.  Little Black and Orange Indian Hawk Hand-Colored Plate.  London: Printed for the Author, 1750.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 9 inches wide and 11.75 inches long.  From G. Edwards, A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, part III, plate 108, 1750.  Edwards describes the bird as being from Bengali in the East Indies and was part of a rarities collection sent to Dr. Mead in 1748.  Edwards believed that this hawk had been trained for hunting.  Oval shaped discoloration over plate from previously being framed; a near fine copy.  $25

 

 

15. (15824)  Frisch, J. L.  Bird of Prey Hand-colored Copper Engraving.  Berlin: Frisch, 1733-1763.  First edition.  Hand-colored copper engraving, approximately 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches on watermarked chain-lined type of soft white paper.  From Johann Leonhard Frisch, Vorstellung der Vogel in Teutschland und Beylaugffig auch Einiger Fremden, mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben…und Nach Iheren Naturlichen Farben, class 7, part 2, plate 72.  Frisch began publishing this 14 part work with a supplement in 1733.   It was finished in 1763 after his death by his sons and grandson.  The birds were divided into 12 classes for publication.  The title pages after Class IV are undated with the last date being 1743.  The work is rated as three stars by Fine Bird Books and described as, "One of the most enjoyable of all bird books and rare." This is considered to be one of the top ten greatest ornithological works of all time and the first great German bird book.  See also Anker 125; Sitwell 97.  Image description lists bird as a "Miluus" or bird of prey.  A near fine copy.  $200

 

 

16. (15821)  Frisch, J. L.  Kestrel Hand-colored Copper Engraving.  Berlin: Frisch, 1733-1763.  First edition.  Hand-colored copper engraving, approximately 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches on watermarked chain-lined type of soft white paper.  From Johann Leonhard Frisch, Vorstellung der Vogel in Teutschland und Beylaugffig auch Einiger Fremden, mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben…und Nach Iheren Naturlichen Farben, class 7, part 2, plate 74.  Frisch began publishing this 14 part work with a supplement in 1733.   It was finished in 1763 after his death by his sons and grandson.  The birds were divided into 12 classes for publication.  The title pages after Class IV are undated with the last date being 1743.  The work is rated as three stars by Fine Bird Books and described as, "One of the most enjoyable of all bird books and rare." This is considered to be one of the top ten greatest ornithological works of all time and the first great German bird book.  See also Anker 125; Sitwell 97.  Image depicts a common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).  The old name of "Falco vulgar" is written in an old hand on image.  A near fine copy.  $200

 

 

17. (15822)  Frisch, J. L.  Kite Hand-colored Copper Engraving.  Berlin: Frisch, 1733-1763.  First edition.  Hand-colored copper engraving, approximately 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches on watermarked chain-lined type of soft white paper.  From Johann Leonhard Frisch, Vorstellung der Vogel in Teutschland und Beylaugffig auch Einiger Fremden, mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben…und Nach Iheren Naturlichen Farben, class 7, part 2, plate 73.  Frisch began publishing this 14 part work with a supplement in 1733.   It was finished in 1763 after his death by his sons and grandson.  The birds were divided into 12 classes for publication.  The title pages after Class IV are undated with the last date being 1743.  The work is rated as three stars by Fine Bird Books and described as, "One of the most enjoyable of all bird books and rare." This is considered to be one of the top ten greatest ornithological works of all time and the first great German bird book.  See also Anker 125; Sitwell 97.  Image depicts a "Milan" or kite.  A near fine copy.  $200

 

 

 

18. (15823)  Frisch, J. L.  Sparrow Hawk Hand-colored Copper Engraving.  Berlin: Frisch, 1733-1763.  First edition.  Hand-colored copper engraving, approximately 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches on watermarked chain-lined type of soft white paper.  From Johann Leonhard Frisch, Vorstellung der Vogel in Teutschland und Beylaugffig auch Einiger Fremden, mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben…und Nach Iheren Naturlichen Farben, class 7, part 5, plate 90.  Frisch began publishing this 14 part work with a supplement in 1733.   It was finished in 1763 after his death by his sons and grandson.  The birds were divided into 12 classes for publication.  The title pages after Class IV are undated with the last date being 1743.  The work is rated as three stars by Fine Bird Books and described as, "One of the most enjoyable of all bird books and rare." This is considered to be one of the top ten greatest ornithological works of all time and the first great German bird book. See also Anker 125; Sitwell 97.  Image depicts an "Epervier" or sparrow hawk.  A near fine copy.  $200

 

 

 

19. (11811)  Gould, J. and Sharpe, R. B.  Westermann’s Cassowary, Casuarius westermanni, magnificent hand-colored lithograph (22 x 15 inches).  London: Henry Sotheran, 1875-1888.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithograph. Image size: 21 x 14 inches, 54 x 37 cm.  From: Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Papuan Islands by Gould and Sharpe, 1875-1888, plate no. 75.  A bright, near fine copy.  $1,000

 

 

 

20. (15510)  Greene, W.T.  Mealy Amazon (Parrot) Hand Colored Plate.  London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887.  First edition  Hand colored lithographic plate,  6.5 inches wide by 10 inches long, matted suitable for framing.  From: W. T. Greene, Parrots in Captivity, 3 volumes, 1884-1887.  Printed by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A. F. Lydon.  Near fine.  $75

 

 

 

21. (15511)  Greene, W.T.  Yasa Parrot Hand Colored Plate.  London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887.  First edition.  Hand colored lithographic plate,  6.5 inches wide by 10 inches long, matted suitable for framing.  From: W. T. Greene, Parrots in Captivity, 3 volumes, 1884-1887.  Printed by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A. F. Lydon.  Near fine.  $75

 

 

 

22. (15841)  Legge, W. V. and Keulemans, J. G.  Yellow-eared Bulbul and Orange-billed Babbler Hand Colored Plate.  London: by the author, 1880.  First edition.  Hand colored lithographic plate, approximately 8.25 inches wide by 10.75 inches long. From: Captain W. Vincent Legge, A History of the Birds of Ceylon, volume 1,1880, lithographer J. G. Keulemans. The top bird is a yellow-eared bulbul (Kelaartia penicillata, now Pycnonotus penicillatus).  The bottom image is an orange-billed babbler (Malacocercus rufescens, now Turdoides rufescens).  Both birds are endemic to Sri Lanka.  Near fine.  $25

 

 

 

23. (16452)  Meyer, H.L.  Cornish Chough (Fregilus graculus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer, 1839. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a Cornish or red-billed chough and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

 

24. (16449)  Meyer, H.L.  Egyptian Neophron (Neophron percnopterus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer, 1839. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of an Egyptian neophron or white scavenger vulture or pharaoh's chicken.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

25. (16446)  Meyer, H.L.  Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, 1837, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a male and female hen harrier with egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

26. (16447)  Meyer, H.L.  Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a honey buzzard in immature plumage and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

27. (16445)  Meyer, H.L.  Jer Falcon (Falco islandicus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, 1837, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a young male jerfalcon or gyrfalcon and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

28. (16451)  Meyer, H.L.  Land Rail and Ring Pheasant Eggs Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of an land rail egg and ring pheasant egg.  Near fine.  $25

 

 

29. (16450)  Meyer, H.L.  Magpie and Bittern Eggs Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a magpie egg and bittern egg.  Near fine.  $25

 

 

30. (16455)  Meyer, H.L.  Missel Thrush (Turdus miscovorus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a missel thrush and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

31. (16448)  Meyer, H.L.  Osprey (Aquila haliaetus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer, 1837. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of an osprey and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

32. (16454)  Meyer, H.L.  Ptarmigan (Tetralagopus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a ptarmigan or lagopus and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

33. (16453)  Meyer, H.L.  Rook (Corvus frugilegus) Hand Colored Plate.  London: Longman and Co., 1835-1841. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 10.25 inches wide by 14 inches long. From: Meyer, H.L., Illustrations of British Birds, lithographer H.L. Meyer. Image is taken from the Longman and Co. gilt-edge folio edition of Meyer's Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs which was published 1835-1841, see W.G. Hale.  Image is of a rook and egg.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

34. (15814)  Morris, F. O.  Jer Falcon Hand-Colored Plate.  London: Groombridge & Sons, 1851.  Hand-colored plate, approximately 6 inches by 10 inches.  From F. O. Morris, A History of British Birds, plate 12.  Image depicts a Jer Falcon or Gyrfalcon (Falco gyrfalco now Falco rusticolus).  A near fine copy.  $10

 

 

35. (15548)  Sclater, P. L. and Keulemans, J. G.  Paramythia montium (Crested berrypecker) Hand Colored Plate.  London: British Ornithologist's Union, 1893. First editon.  Hand colored lithographic plate, approximately 5 inches wide by 8.25 inches long.  From: The Editor (P. L. Sclater), Notes on Paramythia montium and Amalocichla sclateriana, The Ibis,1893, vol. 5, plate number 7.  The crested berrypecker is found on the island of New Guinea.  Near fine.  $20

 

 

36. (11815)  Selby, J.  Bewick’s Swan, Cygnus columbianus, magnificent hand-colored engraving (26 x 20.5 inches).  1821-1834.  From: Selby, J. - Illustrations of British Ornithology, 1821-1834, volume 2, plate no. 47. This plate sold for 7,500 pounds at a recent auction in the UK.  Some slight wear to the outer edges of the plate, a clean, very good copy.  $600

 

 

37. (15580)  Sharpe, R.B. and Keulemans, J.G.  Irena tweeddalii and I. melanochlamys (Fairy Bluebird) Hand Colored Plate. -sold


 

38. (15581)  Sharpe, R.B. and Keulemans, J.G.  Sarcophanops steerii (Wattled Broadbill) Hand Colored Plate-sold


 

39. (15586)  Shelley, G. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Arachnoraphis crassirostris (Lesser Stout-Billed Spider-Hunter) Hand-Colored Plate. London: Published by author, 1876-1880. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.75 inches long.  From: Shelley, G. E., A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or, Family of sun-birds, plate 119, lithographer J.G. Kuelemans.  Shelley described the Lesser Stout-Billed Spider-Hunter to be the smallest and the rarest of the Spider-hunters.  Near fine.  $45

 

 

40. (15587)  Shelley, G. E. and Keulemans, J. G.  Arachnoraphis flavigastra (Greater Yellow-Eared Spider-Hunter) Hand-Colored Plate.  London: Published by author, 1876-1880. First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 9.75 inches wide by 12.75 inches long.  From: Shelley, G. E., A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or, Family of sun-birds, plate 120, lithographer J.G. Kuelemans.  Near fine.  $45

 

 

41. (15802)  Travies, Edouard.  Cacique (Cassique) Hand Colored Plate.  Paris: Ledot ainé and Gambart, 1857.  Hand colored lithographic plate, 6 inches wide by 9.75 inches long. From: E. Travies, Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs, 1857, plate 4.  A near fine copy.  $10

 

 

42. (15550)  Tristram, H. B. and Keulemans, J. G.  Plotus levaillanti (Levaillant's Darter) Hand Colored Plate.  London: British Ornithologist's Union, 1886. First edition.  Hand colored lithographic plate, approximately 5 inches wide by 8.25 inches long.  From: H. B. Tristram, On the Species of the Genus Plotus, The Ibis,1886, vol 4, plate number 3.  Near fine.  $20

 

 

43. (15813)  Vieillot, L. J. P. and Oudart, P. L.  Tengmalm's Owl (Strix tengmalmi) Hand-Colored Plate.  Paris: Constant-Chantpie, 1825.  First edition.  Hand-colored plate, approximately 8 inches by 10.25 inches.  From L. J. P. Vieillot and P. Oudart, La Galerie des oiseaux, dédiée à son altesse royale Madame, duchesse de Berri, volume 1, plate 23.  Image depicts a Tengmalm's owl (Strix tengmalmi) which is more commonly now known as a boreal owl (Aegolius funereus).  A near fine copy.  $20

 

 

44. (15724)  Vosmaer, A., and Schouman, A.  Coq-des-roches Américain (Cock of the Rock) Hand-Colored Plate with complete text.  Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1769.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 8 inches wide by 10 inches long with 7 pages of accompanying text including title page. The text is in French.  From: A. Vosmaer, Description du coq-des-roches Américain, 1769.  This account of a Guianan cock-of-the-rock from Suriname was included as one of the 33 parts in Vosmaer's 1804 Regnum Animale: Natuurkundige Bschryving eener Uitmunde Verzameling van Zeldsaame Gedierten.  Vosmaer was the menagerie director for Stadholder William V of Holland.  He published pamphlets on rare and exotic species that where brought to Europe.  This is a complete unbound pamphlet.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

45. (15722)  Vosmaer, A., and Schouman, A.  Grive d'Amérique nommée Quereiva (American thrush) Hand-Colored Plate with complete text.  Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1769.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 8 inches wide by 10 inches long with 7 pages of accompanying text including title page. The text is in French.  From: A. Vosmaer, Description d'une belle Grive d'Amérique nommée Quereiva, 1769.  This account of a beautiful American thrush from Brazil was included as one of the 33 parts in Vosmaer's 1804 Regnum Animale: Natuurkundige Bschryving eener Uitmunde Verzameling van Zeldsaame Gedierten.  Vosmaer was the menagerie director for Stadholder William V of Holland.  He published pamphlets on rare and exotic species that where brought to Europe.  This is a complete unbound pamphlet.  Near fine.  $45

 

 

46. (15725)  Vosmaer, A., and Schouman, A.  Oiseae de Proie Nomme le Sagittaire (Secretarybird) Hand-Colored Plate with complete text.  Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1769.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 8 inches wide by 10 inches long with 8 pages of accompanying text including title page. The text is in French.  From: A. Vosmaer, Description d'un oiseau de proie, nommé le sagittaire, 1769.  This account of a secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) from the Cape of Good Hope was included as one of the 33 parts in Vosmaer's 1804 Regnum Animale: Natuurkundige Bschryving eener Uitmunde Verzameling van Zeldsaame Gedierten.  Vosmaer was the menagerie director for Stadholder William V of Holland.  He published pamphlets on rare and exotic species that where brought to Europe.  This is a complete unbound pamphlet.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

47. (15726)  Vosmaer, A., and Schouman, A.  Perroquet des Indes (Red-purple Lory from Ceylon) Hand-Colored Plate with complete text.  Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1769.  First edition.  Hand-colored lithographic plate, 8 inches wide by 10 inches long with 10 pages of accompanying text including title page. The text is in French.  From: A. Vosmaer, Description d'une belle espèce de Perroquet des Indes, 1769.  This account of a red-purple lory from the Ceylon (Sri Lanka) was included as one of the 33 parts in Vosmaer's 1804 Regnum Animale: Natuurkundige Bschryving eener Uitmunde Verzameling van Zeldsaame Gedierten.  Vosmaer was the menagerie director for Stadholder William V of Holland.  He published pamphlets on rare and exotic species that where brought to Europe.  This is a complete unbound pamphlet.  Near fine.  $50

 

 

48. (15547)  Whitehead, J. and Keulemans, J. G.  Baza leucopais (Jerdon's Baza) Hand Colored Plate.  London: British Ornithologist's Union, 1890. First editon.  Hand colored lithographic plate, approximately 5 inches wide by 8.25 inches long.  From: John Whitehead, Notes on the Birds of Palawan, The Ibis,1890, vol. 2, no. 5, plate number 2.  This bird is named after Thomas C. Jerdon.  Near fine.  $20

 

 

49. (11816)  Wolf, J.  Pheasant from Tibet, Polyplectron thibetanum, magnificent hand-colored lithograph (23.5 x 18.75 inches).  1871.  From: Elliot, D.G. - Monograph of Phasianidae or family of Pheasants, 1871, volume 1, plate no. 6.  Near fine.  $900