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Great Skua, Lestris catarrhactes
Plate 21, Volume 7.
Hand coloured lithograph.



Birds of Australia, 1840-48.



J. Gould & H.C Richter del et lith.

Addional Notes:


John Gould's hand coloured folio size lithographs of birds along with Audubon's Havell edition of >Birds of America are undoubtedly the finest bird art in existence. No reproduction of these works can quite convey their beauty. John and Elizabeth travelled to Australia in 1838 and spent 19 months during which time John collected many specimens new to science and prepared many drawings and watercolours for The Birds of Australia, 1840-48. John Gould did a number of New Zealand birds in his Birds of Austrailia.


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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