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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Thaumalea Amherstiæ.

    A wonderful hand-colored lithograph from Elliot's Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (New York: 1870-1872). In excellent condition with the exception of light toning around the edges and a faint spot of discoloration at the top right corner. Bottom of sheet shows binding edge, with remnants of facing sheet still attached. Light penciled notations. 23.75 x 18.75 inches.


    More Information: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915), a respected American ornithologist who travelled the world amassing a huge collection of bird specimens, was affiliated with several natural history institutions, including Chicago's Field Museum. As a man of independent wealth, no expense was spared in producing his lavish folio works, such as A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (1870-1872) and A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (1873). Elliot supplied the text and commissioned acclaimed bird artists Josef Wolf and Joseph Smit to render the rich and "poetical" illustrations.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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