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    Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving from the Original Edition of The Birds of America

    John James Audubon. "Florida Cormorant" [Plate CCLII from The Birds of America]. London: R. Havell, 1835.

    Hand-colored aquatint engraving on an elephant folio sheet. Overall sheet size: 25.25 x 36.75 inches (640 x 934 mm.); plate mark: 19.75 x 26.375 inches (502 x 670 mm.).

    Nineteenth century wove paper. Slightly wrinkled and lightly toned. As it was matted at an early date, the margins of the image are more darkly and unevenly toned than the image and caption. Edges with old adhesive remnants. Top edge with short tear, unevenly trimmed. A small brown spot just below the bird's tail feathers. Overall, a very good copy that will display nicely behind glass in a new mat and frame.

    Nissen 49. Anker 17. Sitwell, Buchanan and Fisher p. 57.

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