C I R Q L A ROriginal antique prints, books, maps and atlases 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,... read more