Halocyptena Microsoma. Cymochorea Melania. SEABIRDS - CALIFORNIA 1860s.
Halocyptena Microsoma. Cymochorea Melania.
Halocyptena Microsoma. Cymochorea Melania.

Halocyptena Microsoma. Cymochorea Melania.

Elliot, D. G.
Philadelphia. Bowen & Co., No date. [1866- 1869].
Lithograph, hand-colored, image approximately 13 x 19 inches on sheet size 18 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches, double matted to 24 1/2 x 30 inches. Very good, clean condition. An attractive image of two seabirds, a swimming Bonaparte's Petrel and a Cuneate-tail Petrel in flight from D.G. Elliot's "The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America." This image was drawn by D.G. Elliot, who wrote and financed the magnificent volume with over 70 plates. His aim was to produce, when possible, lifesize images of birds not recorded by Audubon. The quality of the production is evident in the subtle handcoloring. Elliot went on to publish several other magnificent ornithological volumes. Item #45778

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