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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Pavo Muticus.

    A striking and beautiful 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 general overall toning, a pin-point sized dot beneath the neck of the main peacock, wavy line of faint discoloration at right edge, a small area of discoloration at the bottom edge, and a tiny splotch at the base of the tailfeathers that appears to be color used by the colorist. Right side shows binding edge, with sheet cut just above the stitching holes, and with remnants of facing sheet still attached. Light penciled notations. 18.5 x 23.5 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
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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