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Auction 123, Lot 788

"[Passenger Pigeon]", Endicott & Company

Subject: Birds

Period: 1844 (published)

Publication: Zoology of New York, or the New-York Fauna, Part II, Birds

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 9 inches
16 x 22.9 cm

A striking plate of the Passenger Pigeon, a bird that once darkened the skies of North America in huge flocks, and became extinct in 1914. The female perches at top and the brighter male at bottom, from James Ellsworth DeKay's uncommon book.


Condition: A

A nice, hand colored lithograph with some minor marginal toning.

Estimate: $50 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/20/2008