Item #27447 The great Black Peteril. EDWARDS - 18th CENTURY BIRD ENGRAVING.
The great Black Peteril.

The great Black Peteril.

Edwards, George (illus).
1743- 1751.
Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approx. 7.5 x 9.5" on page 9 x 11.5". Signed in the plate. With text sheet. From the Cape of Good Hope. Plate # 89 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..", published in London between 1743 and 1751. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. Item #27447

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