Gould - White-crowned Black Cuckoo - 1875 Birds of New Guinea FOLIO Lithograph

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 2013
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White-crowned Black Cuckoo

Information: This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands . The work was published in London between 1875-1888.

The Birds of New Guinea was Gould's last great work. Only 250 sets were published making it one of his most rare works. Richard Bowdler Sharpe completed the work after Gould's death.

John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates.

Guarantee: This print is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this print to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected. Please view the detailed photo(s) below carefully.

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Author: John Gould

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