Catesby George Edwards Hand Colored Bird engraving Print circa 1750 large format


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Author/Artist George Edwards.
Date of Publication Published Nuremberg, 1749-76.
Type of Print Original hand colored engraving (with original coloring).
Size of Image

Folio: 17" X 10" (sheet size dimensions: plate marke are at 9 3/4" X 7 1/2"). Printed on hand made watermarked "laid" paper.

Condition In overall very good to excellent condition. The text pages are not available.

We are proud to be able to offer a fine original colored engraving by Johann Seligmann from his masterful work entitled Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Seltener Vögel which was published in Nuremberg between 1749-76.

Johann Seligmann created this wonderful folio work featuring the art of both George Edwards and Mark Catesby. Entitled Sammlung verschiedener auslandischer und seltener Vogel, the rare work features beautiful engravings and original hand coloring. Seligmann re-engraved the plates of both Edwards and Catesby. The work was published by J. J. Fleischmann in Nurmberg between 1749 and 1776.

Catesby's contemporary George Edwards (1694-1773) was also an ornithologist and bird illustrator, much influenced by the work of his colleague. Edwards is the author of Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-51) and Gleanings of Natural History (1758-1764). The illustrations that graced these works were valued for their landscape backgrounds, which were unusual at the time.

Seligmann's Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer und Seltener Vögel (1749-1776) contained plates based on the images of Catesby and Edwards, adding German and French titles. In bringing these masterworks to a larger audience, Seligmann earned himself a rightful place in natural history circles, and his charming prints, reflecting well on their sources, stand on their own as another respected source for eighteenth-century natural history documentation.

We are fortunate enough to have acquired a large collection of these of these fine images and will be listing them in the ensuing weeks/months.

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.

Extremely Gorgeous and Extremely Hard to Find.

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