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John Gould Kiwi, Apteryx Owenii, Owen's Apteryx c1848.

John Gould Kiwi, Apteryx Owenii, Owen's Apteryx c1848.

by Gould, John

Little Spotted Kiwi or Grey Kiwi antique print.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter for Gould's “Birds of Australia ” - the finest illustrations ever done of Australian Birds - published in London between 1840 and 1848.

John Gould (1804-1881) was a brilliant ornithologist who devoted his life to the study of birds. He had a fine eye for detail, employed the best lithographers, and closely monitored their work. Also an astute business man, Gould obtained subscribers before commencing each of his grand publications that were illustrated with large and beautiful hand-coloured bird lithographs.

This superb lithograph is in good condition except for a small foxing spot upper left and another at right extremity of page. The image fills the whole page, so the scan is incomplete. The accompanying text is included with this lithograph.
If you would like more pictures or information, please email The size of the page is as issued, 535 mm x 370 mm (21 inches x 14.5 inches). 

Stock Number: apJGa436Price: $1,250.00