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Euploramus Erythropthalmus

Daniel Giraud Elliot

Published by Published in New York in 1872, 1872
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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A strikingly detailed Hand-colored lithograph of a pheasant by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) from his sweeping book A Monograph of the Phasianidae, which was published in New York in 1872. Overall this print measures 23 x 17.5. The superb images from Daniel Giraud Elliot's A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of Pheasants, display the outstanding attention to detail and skill of the author as well as the artists. Nineteenth-century wildlife artists and illustrators Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smith and John Gerrard Keulemans worked with Elliot on these magnificent prints. Each lithograph is expertly hand- colored with the pheasant shown vibrantly against the background landscape of its natural habitat. Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was an American zoologist and a founding member of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists Union. Elliot was a noted figure in the nineteenth century scientific community for his talent as an artist and his collection of ornithological specimens, thought to be the of the finest in private collection. Elliot traveled throughout Europe and Asia studying and collecting these specimens. Through his own financing, Elliot was able to produce numerous comprehensive color-plate books on birds and mammals, without having to concede size or quality. Considered the highest achievement of Elliots career, he published two volumes of A Monograph of the Phasianidae from 1870-1872. The monograph was issued in six parts and contains over 80 extraordinarily detailed and beautiful plates. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. Bookseller Inventory # G02402d

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Title: Euploramus Erythropthalmus

Publisher: Published in New York in 1872

Publication Date: 1872

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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