Item #31177 Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus. D. G. ELLIOT.

Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus.

Elliot, D.G. (illus).
New York. (1864)- 1865.
Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains. Item #31177

Price: $690.00

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