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Pacific Plover. John Gould Golden Plover, Charadrius xanthocheilus lithograph c1848.

Pacific Plover. John Gould Golden Plover, Charadrius xanthocheilus lithograph c1848.

by Gould, John

Now Pluvialis apricaria, this is an original hand-coloured lithograph of Australian Plovers by John Gould and H.C. 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 good condition. If you would like more pics of information, please ask. The size of the page is as issued, 535 mm x 370 mm (21 inches x  14.5 inches).

Stock Number: apJGa446Price: $572.00

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