Lydekker Huia

Print description



The Head and Bill of the Man of War Bird. (Albatross), Plate 81.
Hand-coloured engraving. The paper is hand made chain-linked, watermarked. This print is watermarked.



A Natural History of Birds by Eleazar Albin, published from 1731-38.



Eleazar Albin

Addional Notes:


The first colour plate book exclusively devoted to birds was that of Eleazar Albin, whose A Natural History of Birds, which was produced in three volumes between 1731 to 1738 with 306 fine hand coloured etched plates, marks the foundation of the genre.

Display &
Framing Notes:


Do not hang in direct sunlight.
This print should be framed with acid free archival matting and archival glass.



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