Common Shelldrake

 

$2,200.00

Common Shelldrake. Selby Ducks! Hand Colored Water Bird Engravings. Life Sized Illustrations of British Ornithology. Finest British work published on Birds.

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These Selby water birds were published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834.  These are stunning life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on heavy wove J Whatman paper.  The same papermaker, J Whatman manufactured the paper for the first edition elephant folio Birds of America by John James Audubon in 1835.  The John Prideaux Selby Birds are known as the “Audubon” of Great Britain.  The condition is excellent and the water coloring is exemplary.  Each old print measure 21 x 26″

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