Auction 101, Lot 503

"[Lot of 45 Engravings]",

Subject: Natural History

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication: L. Curmer's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.5 x 8 inches
14 x 20.3 cm

Collection of plates from Curmer's multi-volume set. Lot includes 12 large cats and Africa game, 2 weasels, 7 squirrels and rodents, 3 bears, 3 dogs, 3 apes, 13 birds, wart hog, kangaroo, 2 gorillas, Orangutan, Jaguar, Lions, Panther, Zebra, Bengal Tiger, Koala Bear, Grizzly Bear, Peacocks, Albatross, and the most outrageous squirrel ever seen. Size is approximate for all. Mixture of hand tinted and early tinted lithographs.

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Condition: B

Evenly toned on sound paper. Some with a light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/4/2002

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