Folio: 15 1/2" X 22". In overall very good to excellent condition with one 1 tear on the right margin. The descriptive text page is not available. Produced in London from 1862 to 1873, The Birds of Great Britain was created at the peak of Gould's artistic maturity and is considered by many to be the culmination of his career. Comprised from drawings by John Gould, H.
The beautiful colors, dramatic backgrounds and frequent inclusion of baby birds in the composition all contributed to the success of this publication in Gould's day and are why it is so sought after by collectors today. In 19th-century Europe, his name was as well known as John James Audubon's was in North America. Unlike John James Audubon, whose life's work focused on one region, John Gould traveled widely and employed other artists to help create his lavish, hand-colored lithographic folios. John Gould's love of natural history was fostered in the gardens of King George III where his father was chief gardener at Windsor Castle.Although trained as a gardener, Gould's interests quickly evolved, and at the age of 20, he was appointed taxidermist to the Zoological Society of London. After three years, he progressed to the position of curator of birds and chief taxidermist.
During a career spanning over half a century, John Gould oversaw the publication of more than a dozen folios on birds spanning the world. Sitwell, Fine Bird Books, G.
Sauer, John Gould the Bird Man, C. We are fortunate enough to have acquired a large collection of these of these fine images and will be listing them in the ensuing weeks/months. Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the.We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original. Please note that we now have (finally, mercifully) a legitimate "about me". Section where you can find more information about who we are and what we do as well as more tips on collecting prints and the various types of printing techniques that have been used over the years. In addition, we have hundreds of rare prints and colorplate books, maps and atlases at set prices. We have recently been fortunate enough to acquire, for example, the original watercolors from Lewin's "Birds of Great Britain".
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