Auction 112, Lot 730

"[Lot of 2] Nutcracker Plate XXXIII [and] Red Legged Chough Plate XXXIII", Selby, Prideaux John

Subject: Birds

Period: 1830 (circa)

Publication: Illustrations of of British Ornithology

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 16.5 inches
26.7 x 41.9 cm

These beautiful life-sized illustrations of British birds are from the English equivalent of Audubon's famous works. Unlike Audubon however, Selby engraved most of the plates himself. His work was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration. Size is of the platemark, paper size is 19.5 x 25.5".


Condition: A

Bit of faint foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/28/2005