Barraband, Jacques (illus).
Engraving, printed in color with added handcolor, image 13 x 10 on sheet 10 x 13 1/2 inches. Very light overall foxing. Extraordinarily finely engraved and colored, plate 23 from F. Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets." In "The Bird Illustrated 1550-1900" Barraband is noted as "the finest French bird painter of his day," and it is noted that "much credit for the sumptuousness of all Levaillant's books must go to his printer, Langlois, who perfected the art of printing in colors, embellished with hand-retouching." Item #36086