Greater Bird of Paradise
A fine reprint of the Greater Bird of Paradise by Eduard Travies, one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, published in his finest work ‘Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables. ’The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae.
size image: 51 cm x 38 cm
Eduard Travies was born March 1809 in France. Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour and lithography (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866). Travies was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art.
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H 51 cm x W 38 cm
Decorative and colourful early 19th century print of three different bird species.
Der Grosse Paradiesvogel Paradisen Apoda (Greater bird-of-paradise, male)
The greater bird-of-paradise is distributed to lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and small insects.
Der Brasiliensische Sager Momotus Brassiliensis (Motmot)
The motmots or Momotidae are a family of birds in the near passerine order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. All extantmotmots are restricted to woodland or forest in the Neotropics, and the largest diversity is in Middle America.
Der Barbikan Bucco Dubius (Bearded Barbet)
The bearded barbet is an African barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.The bearded barbet is a common resident breeder in tropical west Africa.
size image: 34 cm x 28 cm
Reproduction of a very fine mid-19th century Dutch chromolithograph of the volcanoes, hills and countryside around Buitenzorg (Bogor) by Johan Grieve Jr. The print was published in a work entitled ‘Java. Naar Schilderijen en Teekeningen van A. Salm’ (Java. After Paintings and Drawings of A. Salm), in Amsterdam in 1872. Abraham Salm was a Dutch Surabaja based merchant and tobacco planter, who spent twenty-one years of his life in Indonesia.
size image: 24 cm x 32 cm