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John Gould named Procellaria Cookii Petrel after James Cook. c1848

John Gould named Procellaria Cookii Petrel after James Cook. c1848

by Gould, John

Endangered bird species, Cook's Petrel is now Pterodroma Cookii or Pterodroma leucoptera.

Original hand-coloured lithograph of Australian Petrels 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 lithograph is in fine condition, but is too large for our scanner. If you would like more pics or information, please email us at sales@antiqueprintclub.com. The size of the page is as issued, 535 mm x 370 mm (21 inches x  14.5 inches).


Stock Number: apJGa566Price: $770.00

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