Assorted Birds .



Pitta maxima
Hand coloured antique bird lithograph plate published  1848 Plate from the paper ‘Beschrijving van drie weinig bekende soorten van het geslacht Pitta’, by G F Westerman published in the journal Bijdragen tot de dierkunde. Deel 1. (Amsterdam, M. Westerman & Zoon, 1848-1854). Dimensions Height: 33,32 cm. Width: 24,88 cm. Gerardus Frederik Westerman (1807-1890) was a Dutch zoologist. £65 inc delivery





The Young hen Harrier
Original antique hand-coloured etching by I Warner after a drawing by W R Jordan published in 1809 by Cadell and Davies, Strand, London.  From the never completed 'History of the Habits and Economy of Devonshire Birds' by Andrew Tucker. The author planned a complete work of 24 parts but did not receive enough subscribers to make the endeavour possible so only Parts I and II were published. It was the first publication to focus on the birds of a single county and is extremely rare £45 inc delivery






Weigalls Roller
Original antique hand-coloured lithograph by bird illustrator and naturalist John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) for Keulemans regularly provided illustrations for The Ibis and The Proceedings of the Zoological Society. He illustrated many important bird books, including Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1873, 1888), William Vincent Legge's History of the Birds of Ceylon (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's Monograph of the Bucerotidae (hornbills) (1887–1892), Henry Seebohm's Monograph of the Turdidae (thrushes) (1902), Osbert Salvin's Biologia Centrali-Americana (1879–1904), Edgar Leopold Layard's Birds of South Africa (1887) and Henry Eeles Dresser's History of the Birds of Europe (1871–1896), and a single illustration in The Journal of the Linnean Society. or  published in London between 1870 and 1876 by Henry Eeles Dresser. Keulemans' skill in the art of lithography is evident in his hand-coloured lithographs. In 1869 fellow ornithologist and colleague of John Gould, Richard Bowdler-Sharpe persuaded  Keulemans to move from Brussels to London, the most important centre for publications illustrating birds. Page  size: approximately 10 x 12.5 inches Size of print: 510 x 360 mm By  J. G. Keulemans  ( 1842-1912) Lithographers   This one is printed by  Mintern Bros  Condition issue clipped short borders and slight toning as Victorian paper  £45 inc delivery





Moho Braccatus
 Original antique hand-coloured lithograph by bird illustrator and naturalist John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) for Keulemans regularly provided illustrations for The Ibis and The Proceedings of the Zoological Society. He illustrated many important bird books, including Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1873, 1888), William Vincent Legge's History of the Birds of Ceylon (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's Monograph of the Bucerotidae (hornbills) (1887–1892), Henry Seebohm's Monograph of the Turdidae (thrushes) (1902), Osbert Salvin's Biologia Centrali-Americana (1879–1904), Edgar Leopold Layard's Birds of South Africa (1887) and Henry Eeles Dresser's History of the Birds of Europe (1871–1896), and a single illustration in The Journal of the Linnean Society. or  published in London between 1870 and 1876 by Henry Eeles Dresser. Keulemans' skill in the art of lithography is evident in his hand-coloured lithographs. In 1869 fellow ornithologist and colleague of John Gould, Richard Bowdler-Sharpe persuaded  Keulemans to move from Brussels to London, the most important centre for publications illustrating birds. Page  size: approximately 10 x 12.5 inches Size of print: 510 x 360 mm By  J. G. Keulemans  ( 1842-1912) Lithographers   This one is printed by  Mintern Bros  Condition issue clipped short borders and slight toning as Victorian paper  £45 inc delivery





Larus Fuligingsus
Original antique hand-coloured lithograph by bird illustrator and naturalist John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) for Keulemans regularly provided illustrations for The Ibis and The Proceedings of the Zoological Society. He illustrated many important bird books, including Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1873, 1888), William Vincent Legge's History of the Birds of Ceylon (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's Monograph of the Bucerotidae (hornbills) (1887–1892), Henry Seebohm's Monograph of the Turdidae (thrushes) (1902), Osbert Salvin's Biologia Centrali-Americana (1879–1904), Edgar Leopold Layard's Birds of South Africa (1887) and Henry Eeles Dresser's History of the Birds of Europe (1871–1896), and a single illustration in The Journal of the Linnean Society. or  published in London between 1870 and 1876 by Henry Eeles Dresser. Keulemans' skill in the art of lithography is evident in his hand-coloured lithographs. In 1869 fellow ornithologist and colleague of John Gould, Richard Bowdler-Sharpe persuaded  Keulemans to move from Brussels to London, the most important centre for publications illustrating birds. Page  size: approximately 10 x 12.5 inches Size of print: 510 x 360 mm By  J. G. Keulemans  ( 1842-1912) Lithographers   This one is printed by  Mintern Bros  Condition issue clipped short borders and slight toning as Victorian paper  £45 inc delivery






Buteo Pyrrhogenys /Grey-faced Buzzard

 Original antique hand-coloured lithograph  of an Grey-faced Buzzard (Buteo pyrrhogenys=Butastur indicus) from Fauna Japonica . 1842.  By Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796–1866) / Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold Description German physician, naturalist and artist  The full title is 'Fauna Japonica sive Descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata'. Based on the collections made by Philipp Franz von Siebold (who edited the text) and his successor Heinrich Bürger in Japan, Fauna Japonica’s vertebrate volumes were authored by the Leyden Museum naturalists Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Hermann Schlegel. Wilhem de Haan, also at the Leyden museum wrote the invertebrate volumes assisted by the Japanese artist naturalists Keiga Kawahara Kurimoto Masayoshi and others. It was published serially in five volumes between 1833 and 1850. £45 inc delivery




Thaumatibis gigantea
  Original antique  hand-colored lithograph is from G. Masson's Les Oiseaux De La Chine. The work was published by Becquet of Paris in 1877. The work was an important review of the Chinese Empire featuring many birds that were peculiar to China. Size  6 1/4" by 9 1/2"  By  G. Masson  illustrated by M. Arnoul £45



Le calao Javan Maile
Francois Levaillant,  "Histoire naturelle d'une partie d' Oiseaux nouveaux et rares de L'Ameriques et des Indies",Published by Langlois, in 1802,  originally page was 30 x 24cm but cut down by a collector to fit a folder to  30 x 21.6 cm stupidly rare and stunning needs a careful frame £65 inc delivery or £250 + full page in London !





Le Malkoha Rouverdin
Francois Levaillant,  'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique", Published by Langlois, in Paris: J. J. Fuchs,  (1799)-1808.  originally page was 30 x 24cm but cut down by a collector to fit a folder to  30 x 21.6 cm stupidly rare and stunning needs a careful frame £65 inc delivery or £250 + full page




Falco Eleonara
  Original antique  hand-colored engraving from Turin c 1800 £45 inc delivery




Ceryle Americana.
  Original antique  hand-colored lithograph is from  Birds. Pl.XLV. Lithograph with hand-color, 1857-59. Size 224 x 168 mm. Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. Texas Kingfisher. From the "United States and Mexican Boundary Survey Report of William H. Emory". £45 inc delivery




Momotus Caeruleiceps
  Original antique  hand-colored lithograph is from  Birds. Pl.XLV. Lithograph with hand-color, 1857-59. Size 224 x 168 mm. Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. Texas Kingfisher. From the "United States and Mexican Boundary Survey Report of William H. Emory". £45 inc delivery




Falco Limnaeetus
  Original antique  hand-colored engraving/lithograph  by Thomas Horsfield,  (1824). From 'Zoological Researches in Java, and the Neighbouring Islands. London: S. McDowall for Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen, 1824. 290 x 240mm  One of  72 lithographs, etchings and aquatints, 64 of these hand-coloured, including 32 of birds, by W. Taylor and C. Hullmandel after W. Daniell, J. Curtis and A. Pelletier.Horsefield's is only the second English bird book to be illustrated with lithographs. Nearly half of the plates are of birds, and more than 20 of the mammals are after drawings by William Daniell. A number of the specimens were collected by Horsfield for Thomas Stamford Raffles. £45 inc delivery




Arachnographis Robusta(Arachnothera robusta);
Original antique  hand-colored lithograph illustration by Dutch ornithological illustrator Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (June 8, 1842-March 29, 1912);  from G.E. Shelley's Monograph of the Nectariniidae (1876-1880)£45 inc delivery




Siskin
Antique Lithograph Published 1857, London for "Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and Their Eggs" by Henry Leonard Meyer. . Fine hand colour as issued.Henry Leonard Meyer's Illustrations of British Birds and Their Eggs. Henry, who specialized in ornithological subjects, was assisted by his children with the hand coloring of the engravings in these volumes. The three girls (Mary Henrietta, Constance, and Margaret) were competent artists, exhibiting flower paintings in London exhibitions 1866-1929.  £20





Otis aurita; current name Sypheotides indicus.

  By Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology. Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]. Engravings with original hand-coloring. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of "Illustrations of British Ornithology" are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds ... The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. ** condition issues clipped to A4 by a collector to fit plastic sleeves "£65 inc delivery





Ardea Pacifica

  By Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) This first edition, originally hand-colored etching is from William Jardine and John Prideaux Selby’s Illustrations of Ornithology. The work was published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars between 1826 and 1835. The images were done by Jardine, Lizars, Selby after Jardine, Edward Lear, Robert Mitford, Selby, and James Stewart. The coloring for the work was overseen by Patrick Syme. ** condition issues clipped to A4 by a collector to fit plastic sleeves "£45 inc delivery





Pitta Strepitans

  By Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) This first edition, originally hand-colored etching is from William Jardine and John Prideaux Selby’s Illustrations of Ornithology. The work was published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars between 1826 and 1835. The images were done by Jardine, Lizars, Selby after Jardine, Edward Lear, Robert Mitford, Selby, and James Stewart. The coloring for the work was overseen by Patrick Syme. ** condition issues clipped to A4 by a collector to fit plastic sleeves "£45 inc delivery






"Willow Wren, Red Breast, Whinchat, Stone Chatter, Sky Lark"
 Drawn by Paillou, engraved by Mazell . Thomas Pennant. From The British Zoology. London: J. and J. March, 1766. Large folio. Etchings. Original hand-colouring. Drawings by P. Paillou, G. Edwards, et. al. Etchings by P. Mazell. Full margins. A series of  animal and bird prints by one of England's leading 18th-century naturalists. Thomas Pennant was a fellow of the Royal Society and a friend and correspondent with such notables as Sir Joseph Banks and Carl Linnaeus. His British Zoology was an expensive and major undertaking. Where contemporaries like Catesby and Edwards were more interested in foreign species, Pennant takes the credit for publishing the first colour illustrations of birds in a book attempting to portray all of the British species, many of them life-size. £195 inc delivery




Toucan

François Levaillant (later in life as Le Vaillant, "The Valiant") (6 August 1753 – 22 November 1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on collection he made in Africa and several birds are named after him. He was among the first to use colour plates for illustrating birds and opposed the use of binomial nomenclature introduced by Linnaeus, preferring instead to use descriptive French names such as the bateleur (meaning "tight-rope walker") for the distinctive African eagle.
These are from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique (1796–1808, 6 vols.) with drawings by Jacques Barraband (Jacques Barraband (or Pierre-Paul Barraband) (1767? (baptized 1768), Aubusson (Creuse), France–1 October 1809, Lyon) was a French zoological and botanical illustrator, renowned for his lifelike renderings of tropical birds. His pictures were based on mounted specimens and his illustration was considered the most accurate ones made during the early 1800s.) £220 inc delivery




Cimelia Physica : figures of rare and curious guadrupeds, birds, etc., together with several of the most elegant plants / engraved & coloured, from the subjects themselves by John Frederick Miller ; with descriptions by George Shaw. 1796 Including images of a number of birds and plants from South Africa, North and South America, the East Indies, Australia, and Antarctica. The quadrupeds, included a moose and a chameleon; the 'rare and curious' birds are depicted in a similar fashion to those in Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' with an exotic and relevant plant. Miller was the eldest son of engraver and botanist John Sebastian Miller, and it was probably through the elder Miller's acquaintance with Joseph Banks that "John Frederick was taken into Banks's employment. He drew many of the artefacts collected on James Cook's Endeavour voyage of 1768-71 and both brothers were to have accompanied Banks on Cook's second voyage. When that plan foundered, John Frederick accompanied Banks on his travels to the Orkneys, Hebrides, and Iceland in 1772; his drawings are now in the Natural History Museum, London. He subsequently published some of his engravings made from the Iceland drawings without Banks's permission, and allowed other plates to be used by Thomas Pennant to illustrate his "Arctic Zoology" (1784-7). In 1786-92 he published forty-three plates with descriptions, entitled "Various Subjects of Natural History", and in 1796 he illustrated George Shaw's "Cimelia physica", both works treating rare quadrupeds, birds, and plants" ** Condition a few have some marking all pics are of the plates for sale **
 


Struthio Casuarius.' Cassowary.

 from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 x 2







Anas dafila
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Chromolithograph from Magnus Von Wright's Svenska Foglar Efter Naturen Och Pa Stenritade, published in 1917-1929, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm.  Published in Stockholm from A. Bortzells in second edition between 1917 and 1929 and illustrated with 364 large  prints of birds, made by the brothers naturalists and designers Wilhem, Ferdinand and Marcus von Wright, with the collaboration of the designer Bror Halberg.  I presume this second edition rather than the first, published in 1828 - 38 due to paper type used. Page Size: mm. 375 x 270 sheet by  Wilhem von Wright, painter of still lifes, engraver and lithographer Finnish born in 1810 and died in 1887.  Magnus von Wright (1805-68) was the first taxidermist working with the vertebrate collections of Helsinki University.  Starting out as a taxidermist in the 1820's, he stuffed birds for Societas pro Flora et Fauna Fennica, the oldest scientific society in Finland, and in 1845, became taxidermist at  the university's zoological museum.Von Wright made several study journeys to Stockholm and St. Petersburg, and even wrote a short manual on how mount birds.  Though a skilful taxidermist, his reputation, like that of his two brothers, Wilhelm and Ferdinand,  rests on his skill as a zoological illustrator. In 1859 he published the first handbook on Finnish birds. He held the position as taxidemist at the University until his death in 1868 



Anas dafila (acute) male couple with settembrino plumage, commonly called common codon.

Original Chromolithograph from Magnus Von Wright's Svenska Foglar Efter Naturen Och Pa Stenritade, published in 1917-1929, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm.
Eurasian Blackcap · Sylvia atricapilla

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