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John Gould Honeyeaters, Euthyrhynchus flavigula, Yellow-tinted Brown Honey-eaters lithograph c1880.

John Gould Honeyeaters, Euthyrhynchus flavigula, Yellow-tinted Brown Honey-eaters lithograph c1880.

by Gould, John

Lovely antique print of Olive Straightbill, Timeliopsis flavigula honeyeaters and their habitat. Original hand-coloured lithograph of New Guinea Harpy Eagle by William Hart for John Gould's final work "Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia" published in London between 1875 and 1888. 

'The Bird Man' John Gould (1804-1881) was a brilliant ornithologist who devoted his life to the study of birds. He had a fine eye for detail and knew his limitations as an artist, so he employed the finest lithographers of the day and closely monitored their work. He was also an astute business man and obtained subscribers to each of his grand publications to assist with his finances. After Gould's death, publication of this work was completed by Gould's friend, ornithologist Richard Bowdler-Sharpe who was in charge of the bird collection at the British Museum.

This lithograph is in good condition except for discoloured border line at 495 x 342mm from being framed with non-conservation materials, but this would be covered when reframed. The page size is 535 x 370 mm (21 x 14.5 inches). The scanned image is not nearly as nice as the actual hand-coloured lithograph. 

Stock Number: apJGn167Price: $770.00

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