Gallus Sonnerati

Daniel Giraud Elliot

Published by Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1872
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A fine selection form A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants ) Volume ll. Hand-colored lithograph. Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 23 1/4". Inventory#: p132pmat. Bookseller Inventory # 000132

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Title: Gallus Sonnerati
Publisher: Daniel Giraud Elliot
Publication Date: 1872
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Book Description London um 1840., 1840. 14,0 x 9,0 cm. Seller Inventory # HM97202

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Book Description 1837. Condition: Very Good. A splendid original antique hand coloured engraving . Mounted (matted) and ready to frame. Colouring mainly contemporary - delicately and expertly executed . Very good Condition . Rather scarce - with fine rich colouring . Shows a fine Cockerel Size: 7 x 4.5 Inches 18 x 10 Cms. Seller Inventory # EB/5577

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Book Description 1837. Condition: Very Good. A splendid original antique hand coloured engraving . Mounted (matted) and ready to frame. Colouring mainly contemporary - delicately and expertly executed . Very good Condition . Rather scarce - with fine rich colouring . Shows a fine Hen Size: 7 x 4.5 Inches 18 x 10 Cms. Seller Inventory # EB/5578

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GOULD, John (1804-1881)
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Book Description by the Author, [London, 1883. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and W.Hart, printed by Walter. Framed. A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work 'The Birds of Asia'. 'This is a close relative of the Common or Red Jungle-fowl, the ancestor of our domestic poultry. It is found in western and southern India where it lives in dense woodland and bamboo plantations in hilly country. In the morning and evening Sonnerat's Jungle-fowls visit open country near the forests where they feed. Although they are shy and manage to keep well-hidden, they often come into inhabited areas for the food that can be found there. The cock has an unusual call, four different syllables which sound like kook-kaya-kook-kaya".' (A.Rutgers Birds of Asia 1969, p.37). The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all-encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west". Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. The present plate is from a large number of images documenting the pheasants of the region, one of the most beautiful and varied of all bird families. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258. Seller Inventory # 5563

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Book Description London, 1883. No Binding. Condition: Fine. This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Gallus Sonnerati, Temm, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 15" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Sonnerats or Gray Junglefowl, these birds are expertly hand-colored in an array of vibrant colors. The male, standing in the foreground, has a blue body of feathers with golden yellow eyes accenting from the head and chest, and orange feathers from the wings and underside. they have red wattles and combs. The female, with a red crown and eye circle, is less vibrantly colored, yet has intricate patterning and colors to her plumage. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide. Seller Inventory # ag1017e

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