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Auction 195, Lot 799

"Pteroglossus Culik; (Wagler) Koulik Aracari", Gould, John

Subject: Prints - Birds

Period: 1835 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 21.6 inches
36.8 x 54.9 cm
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This magnificent hand-colored lithograph depicts two Guianan toucanets perched on branches. It was published in one of Gould's most noted and rare publications, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans (1833-35). The species is native to French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and Venezuela. The contemporary color on this example is attractive, but does not appear to match the actual color scheme of the species' plumage. "Drawn from Nature & on Stone by J. & E. Gould." Gould (1804-81) created some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced and was known throughout the world as "The Bird Man." Printed by C. Hullmandel.

References: Sitwell, p. 101.

Condition: A

Full contemporary color on a sheet with faint foxing and a few small chips and tears along the edges, well away from engraved image.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/15/2023