Seligman/ Catesby /Edwards Birds .

Seligman/ Catesby /Edwards Birds

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

 

Le Touraco
 Framed, glazed Copper engraving  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 £195 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage  . This would be posted minus glass





Thrush + Butterfly
 Framed, glazed Copper engraving  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 £195 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage  . This would be posted minus glass mk is on the glass




Blue Red Breast
 Framed, glazed Copper engraving  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 £195 inc delivery  mounted these due to size are considerably cheaper collected or if a number are wanted due to joint postage  . This would be posted minus glass




Der aschfarbe Bussaar. Buteo cinereus. La Buze Cendrée
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of G. Edwards. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of George Edwards' A natural history of uncommon birds, but increased by illustrations from the whole animal kingdom. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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

 
 



Tropic Bird/ Der Tropicvogel. Avis Tropicorum.L'Oiseau des Tropiques. Die Heinste Mewe mit röhrenförmigen Hafenlöchern. Larus minimus marinus, naribus tubulatis. Le Pinson de Mer, ou de tempete.
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of Catesby. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of Mark Catesby's  book  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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



Pelicanus Americanus: The Wood Pelican
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of Catesby. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of Mark Catesby's  book  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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



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 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 



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 




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 






Hirundo Marina Minor Capite Albo: The Noddy... on many of the Bahama Islands
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of Catesby. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of Mark Catesby's  book  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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




Anseri bassano affinus fusca avis The Booby... on many of the Bahama Islands
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of Catesby. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of Mark Catesby's  book  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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




Pelicanus Americanus: The Wood Pelican
Copper engraved by J. M. Seligmann after a drawing of Catesby. 'Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et peu Communs qui se Trouvant dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby', pub. Nuremberg, 1755 - 72. - Fundamentally a translation of Mark Catesby's  book  The Natural History of Carolina, Florida. Mounted and matted in a wash lline mount all prices inc delivery etc 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

 


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