John Prideaux Selby Ducks! Magnificent Antique Prints: Selby Ducks! English Hand Colored Engravings published in London from 1817 to 1834. Life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on handmade J. Whatman paper. “The Audubon of Great Britain” entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology.
Selby Ducks – Life Sized – “The finest work published on British Ornithology.”
Our collection of Selby ducks were published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834. Coming from “The Audubon of Great Britain” entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology. The Selby ducks are spectacular because the delineations are life sized and full of character. Each piece is an exquisite hand coloring copper plate engravings on heavy wove J. Whatman water marked paper. The same paper maker, J. Whatman, manufactured the paper for the first edition elephant folio Birds of America by John James Audubon in 1835. This is what makes the John Prideaux Selby ducks and other birds known as the “Audubon” of Great Britain. The condition is excellent and the water coloring is exemplary.
Each hand colored copper plate engraving measures 21 x 26″ Click here to contact us!