Velvet Scoter Duck
The Selby water bird seen here was published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834 for J.P. Selby, John Prideaux Selby. 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″ Click here to buy now.