"[Lot of 2] Nutcracker Plate XXXIII [and] Red Legged Chough Plate XXXIII", Selby, Prideaux John
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".
Bit of faint foxing in blank margins.