Nidus Ardeolae. BIRD EGGS - POND HERON.

Nidus Ardeolae.

[ 1770-1829].
Copper etching, hand-colored, plate area 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches on sheet size 18 3/4 x 13 inches, adhesive residue to outer edges of verso (not affecting front image). Light soiling to upper corner of sheet (scarcely noticeable). From "Nederlandsche Vogelen" a monumental ornithological work published in Amsterdam over the years 1770-1829. The exquisitely etched and handpainted image depicts the elaborately constructed nest of a pond heron. Item #48178

Price: $350.00