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Auktion: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
wurde versteigert am: 15. November 2012
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ORNITHOLOGICAL WATERCOLOURS

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Schätzpreis: 300.000 £ - 500.000 £
ca. 478.710 $ - 797.850 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 28, Aufrufe: 8

Ornithology. A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ORNITHOLOGICAL WATERCOLOURS AND PRINTS. LATE EIGHTEENTH TO EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY 13 volumes, with a separate, slightly later systematic manuscript index, together 14 volumes, folio (c.480 x 340mm.), approximately 1219 illustrations comprising 893 fine original watercolour drawings by Ramsay Richard Reinagle, Jean Lebrecht Reinold, Sydenham Teast Edwards, and J.W. Lewin, many with additional backgrounds added by Reinagle, and 326 hand-coloured engravings, mainly from Buffon, the majority with additional original watercolour backgrounds by Reinagle, the watercolours made from specimens in the collections of the Prince of Orange, Joseph Banks, the Leverian Museum, the British Museum, and others, some illustrations with accompanying manuscript notes and attributions, arranged taxonomically with a few pages left blank presumably in anticipation of further watercolours, eleven of the thirteen volumes bound in contemporary red half morocco, the other two bound in contemporary half calf, the index in contemporary wrappers, some wear to bindings, the calf bindings very worn

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Auktionshaus: Sotheby's
Titel: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Auktionsdatum: 15.11.2012
Adresse: Sotheby's
London