La Becasse

Edouard Travies

Condition: Very Good No Binding
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A detailed hand colored lithograph by Edouard Travies (1809-1865) from his sweeping series 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables.', which was published in Paris & London: Berrieux and Gambert, Junin & Co, [circa 1857]. and printed by Lemercier of Paris. Overall this print measures 21 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches. The work of Edouard Travies represents a pinnacle in French ornithological illustration, and his original work is exceedingly rare. Natural history, as a descriptive pursuit bent on identifying new species, demanded detailed illustrations, and the minute precision of Travies's work places him with the best of France's scientific artists. As is evident in these watercolors, his attention to esthetic qualities was no less perceptive. Travies's images of birds are considered to be some of the finest ever produced. His illustrations describe the species of birds native to Central and South America, and all show the birds in association with flowering plants indigenous to their habitats, such as orchids and passion flowers. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining. Bookseller Inventory # ab704d

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Title: La Becasse

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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