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John Gould Fiery Parakeet, Platycercus Ignitus. Eastern Rosella

John Gould Fiery Parakeet, Platycercus Ignitus. Eastern Rosella

by Gould, John

Gould Birds of Australia, Fiery Parakeet (Eastern Rosella), Platycercus Ignitus print.

Reproduction print from John Gould's 'Birds of Australia' hand-coloured lithograph by Henry Constantine Richter after drawing by Gould. Originally published in London between 1840 and 1848.

Known as "the Bird Man" John Gould was a naturalist whose passion was the field ornithology. He combined his good eye for detail with business acumen, and with the assistance of his artist wife Elizabeth and other fine natural history lithographers illustrated the birds of the different regions of the world in large hand-coloured lithographs. By obtaining wealthy subscribers prior to each venture, John Gould was able to publish these superb illustrations in grand publications that have not been surpassed to this day.

Unfortunately this print is too large for our scanner. The digital picture does not do it justice. Approximate Size: 535 x 370 mm ( 21 x 14.5 inches).

Stock Number: HE05Price: $60.00