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Title: Perroquet des Indes (Red-purple Lory from Ceylon) Hand-Colored Plate with complete text
Description: Amsterdam: Pierre Meijer, 1769. First edition. Hand-colored lithographic plate, 8 inches wide by 10 inches long with 10 pages of accompanying text including title page. The text is in French. From: A. Vosmaer, Description d'une belle espèce de Perroquet des Indes, 1769. This account of a red-purple lory from the Ceylon (Sri Lanka) was included as one of the 33 parts in Vosmaer's 1804 Regnum Animale: Natuurkundige Bschryving eener Uitmunde Verzameling van Zeldsaame Gedierten. Vosmaer was the menagerie director for Stadholder William V of Holland. He published pamphlets on rare and exotic species that where brought to Europe. This is a complete unbound pamphlet. Near fine..

Keywords: Hand colored plate lithographic plate birds ornithology Vosmaer

Price: US$ 50.00 Seller: Natural History Books
- Book number: 5726

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