Lot 119: Bird Studies. Ten studies of West Indian birds, 1741, ten monochrome watercolour drawings of birds on rectos and versos of two sheets of laid paper, each with centre join and some strengthening to margins, each drawing titled and some dated in contemporary manuscript, together with two monochrome watercolour drawings on laid paper of fish, of a similar date and by the same hand, latter laid down, all three sheets watermarked 'L. V . Gerrevink', each approximately 33 x 42cm (13 x 16.5ins) Titled as follows: 'Noctua Minor ax pallido et fusco varia Cuba'; 'A Woodpecker one kind of Cuba'; 'The Crab-catcher of Dominica Jamaica taken in Cuba'; 'The Small black Bird of Jamaica 1741'; 'The Banana Bird of Jamaica 1741'; 'The watchy picckel, or Spanish Nightingale Jamaica 1741'; 'The Rain Bird'; 'Another Sort of Rain Bird'; 'another Sort of watchy pickel or Spanish Nightingale'; 'The Curacao vel Gallus Indicus Carthag Maracaibo'; 'The Mud-fish'; 'parot fish'. (3)
Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History Maps, Prints & Sporting Art Early Printed Books Military History
Wednesday, 11th November 2015
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