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Auction 142, Lot 715

"Pteroglossus Bitorquatus", Gould, John

Subject: Birds

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 18 inches
26.2 x 45.7 cm
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These beautiful Double-Collared Aracari are from one of Gould's most noted and rare publications, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans. John Gould created some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced and was known throughout the world as "The Bird Man." The Double-Collared Aracari is a type of toucan that breeds from southern Mexico to Panama. Drawn by John & Elizabeth Gould and printed by C. Hullmandel. Sheet size measures 14.6 x 21.7".

References: Sitwell, p. 101.

Condition: B+

Faded original color with light toning, a few minor spots of foxing, and slight rippling at top right. Heavily toned on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $500


Closed on 11/28/2012