Item #56564 Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]. AUDEBERT - FIVE HANDCOLORED ETCHINGS OF BIRDS.
Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]
Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]
Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]
Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]

Giacamar a gola rossa. L'Upupa. Il manucoda reale. Il Parkinson giovine. Il Dandrocopo della Cajenna. LOT OF 5 ENGRAVINGS. [General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae...]

Audebert, Jean Baptiste (illus).
No Place of Publication. Milan? Circa 1830- 1840?
FIVE etchings on wove paper with handcolor (gold highlights to one engraving), plate area approx 12 x 9 1/2 inches on sheets approx 17 x 11 3/4 inches (one has height of 16 inches). Some light marks to each sheet, soft crease to upper right corner of Plate XCVII, tiny binding holes along top edge of one sheet (outside image area), small tabs of adhesive to each corner of verso of one sheet; overall very good condition. Five beautiful and precisely executed images of birds with plate numbers XXV, XXX, XLIV, LIV, and XCVII. The name of each bird is given in Italian and French; four have Latin names as well, and two have additional German names. The birds are: green-tailed jacamar, Eurasian hoopoe, king bird-of-paradise, woodcreeper, and one unidentified bird.
These appear to be Jean Baptiste Audebert and Louis Jean Pierre Viellot's engravings, originally published in Paris circa 1800-1802, which Anker describes as "among the best color prints found in ornithology" (Anker, 1938, pg. 94). Anker states: "An Italian impression of the work was issued at Milan 1830-40 (2 vols., fol.) under the title 'Storia naturale generale dei colibri degli uccelli mosca, della gabule e dei promeropi di G. B. Audebert e L P. Vieillot; prima traduzione Italiana con note Guiseppe de Ceresa'" (General natural history of hummingbirds, fly birds, galbulae and promeropi, translation by Giuseppe di Ceresa, Milan, Locatelli). As the birds are identical -- though the branches on which they are sitting have been altered -- and the primary language is Italian, these prints are likely from that work.
Item #56564

Price: $550.00