Broadside: Der Paradyss Vogel (The Greater Bird of Paradise [Paradisaea apoda])
Wood block print (broadside) hand-colored with watercolor washes, formerly laid on an album page.
Overall: 11 3/16 x 15 3/4 in. (28.4 x 40 cm), irregular
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"
Printed inscription in German cut off at the right margin.
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