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(2) Bird Engravings, G. Edwards (British, 1694-1773)
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Two exquisite, hand colored, 18th century engravings on laid paper by English naturalist George Edwards (1694-1773).

The included engravings are Bustard Cock (73) and The Triangular Spotted Pidgeon (75). These plates originate from Edwards' four-volume masterwork in ornithology "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds" (published 1743-1751). Retained with each plate in this lot are leaf descriptions from the book of the depicted birds.

Signed and dated in plate. Coloring remains vivid. Each sheet measures ~11 x 9 in.

[Art, Engravings, Bird, Print]
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(2) Bird Engravings, G. Edwards (British, 1694-1773)

Estimate $150 - $300
Feb 19, 2022
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Starting Price $100
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Est. $150 - $300Starting Price $100
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Feb 19, 2022 1:00 PM EST
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Two exquisite, hand colored, 18th century engravings on laid paper by English naturalist George Edwards (1694-1773).

The included engravings are Bustard Cock (73) and The Triangular Spotted Pidgeon (75). These plates originate from Edwards' four-volume masterwork in ornithology "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds" (published 1743-1751). Retained with each plate in this lot are leaf descriptions from the book of the depicted birds.

Signed and dated in plate. Coloring remains vivid. Each sheet measures ~11 x 9 in.

[Art, Engravings, Bird, Print]

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