Auction 106, Lot 578

"[Lot of 3 - Birds]", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: Birds

Period: 1797 (published)

Publication: Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 15.2 inches
25.4 x 38.6 cm

Nice set of copper engravings depicting birds discovered during La Perouse's exploration of the West Coast. 1. "Perdrix, Male et Femele, de la Californie" is a very desirable image of a pair of California Quail. 2. "Merle du Port des Francais" depicts a native blackbird of the Northwest. 3. "Promerops de la Californie Septentrionale" pictures a California bird with a long curved beak and long tail.

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Condition: B

Couple of insignificant spots, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/3/2004

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