Original Gould Hand Colored Hummingbird Print 1849: METALLURA WILLIAMI 82

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 31, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House


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Image Name METALLURA WILLIAMI. PURPLE-TAIL. Author/Artist John Gould: A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds. Date of Publication Published between 1849-1887. Type of Print Original hand colored lithograph. This plate has original gum arabic applied to enhance the subjects features. In addition, some plates have iridiscent paint applied to the throats of the humming birds. Size of Image

Folio: App. 21 3/4" X 14 3/4".

Condition In overall very good to excellent condition. Remnant of previous binding on edge of sheet. The accompanying original text page, a fascinating read in its own right, will be included.

We are pleased to offer this beautifully original hand colored lithograph John Gould from his monumental work entitled A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds which was published between 1849-87. We are offering a fantastic selection of these original prints at the most competitive "buy-it-now" prices one would ever hope to find either from other on line dealers or other traditional print sellers.

'There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall... with delight the time when a live humming-bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition,

Cf. Anker 177; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.101; cf. Nissen IVB 380; cf. Sauer 16 & 29; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 258.

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Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the Birds Of America . We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original.

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