Edwards, George (illus).
Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approx. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches on sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 25 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. This plate dated May 1742 in the plate. Two attractive blue and green birds with flying insect. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. Item #34279