Gould Lesser Kestril (kestrel) Hand-Colored Plate
By Gould, Elizabeth, and John Gould
Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 14.5 inches wide by 21 inches long. From: Gould, J., The Birds of Europe, 1832-1837, plate number 27. Image is of a Lesser Kestril or kestrel, Falco tinnunculus. The plate is accompanied by one page of text describing the lesser kestrel. Gould's The Birds of Europe documented native Europe birds to the same artistic standards that had been previously applied to foreign birds.
|Richard and John E. Taylor
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|Light foxing to paper, discoloration from previous framing on page margins, image is clean and bright; in near fine condition.