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Broadside: Der Paradyss Vogel (The Greater Bird of Paradise [Paradisaea apoda])

Broadside: Der Paradyss Vogel (The Greater Bird of Paradise [Paradisaea apoda])
Title
Broadside: Der Paradyss Vogel (The Greater Bird of Paradise [Paradisaea apoda])
Date 
ca. 1550
Medium 
Wood block print (broadside) hand-colored with watercolor washes, formerly laid on an album page.
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/16 x 15 3/4 in. (28.4 x 40 cm), irregular
Description 
Avian Print
Object Number 
1889.10.2.56
Marks 
Inside cover of Album 1 contains a printed catalogue description reading: "Drawings of European Birds, a Collection of upwards of 200 Drawings, most beautifully executed colours, of European Birds, taken from Nature, and most faithfully copied with a view to be published; but from the death of the artists M. la Grese, and M. Petit, they never were engraved. Most of them are accompanied with their names, in 4 large vols. oblong folios, formerly in the Duke of Devonshire's Collection"
Inscriptions 
Printed inscription in German cut off at the right margin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group