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    Daniel Giraud Elliot. Exanthemops Rossii. Hand-colored lithograph from Elliot's The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America (New York: 1866-1869). Very good condition.

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    Print attributed to Wolf, 1868; printed by Bowen & Co. In very good condition with some browning around the edges and a couple of spots of foxing. Bottom of sheet shows binding edge. Light penciled notations. Approximately 23.5 x 18.75 inches.

    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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    October, 2009
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