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Australian Cuckoo, John Gould Cuculus optatus antique print circa 1845.

Australian Cuckoo, John Gould Cuculus optatus antique print circa 1845.

by Gould, John

John Gould lithograph of Cuculus Octatus (Opthalmus Octatus), which is found in Australia in winter.

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.

Price has been reduced to suit condition. It is a large image that fills the page and is too large for our scanner. If you would like more pics of information, please email sales@antiqueprintclub.com. The size of the page is as issued, 535 mm x 370 mm (21 inches x 14.5 inches).

Stock Number: apJGa321Price: $770.00

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