Captain Brown Bird Prints
from Illustrations of the Genera of Birds 1846

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Sociable Vulture BRN11 $95
Each print measures approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches long.

It is with great enthusiasm that we offer these beautiful, original hand-colored illustrations from this exceedingly scarce first edition work, dated 1846.

Captain Brown was a well-known natural history scientist who held many memberships in scientific organizations in 19th century England including the Royal Physical Society, the Wernerian Natural History Society, the Manchester Geological and Natural History Societies. He was also trained as an engraver.  He traveled extensively and drew his subjects from live specimens he found on his travels. 

He published several works on shells, a Naturalistís Miscellany on parrots & notably a new edition of Alexander Wilsonís Illustrations of American Ornithology, of which only eight copies are known to exist.  Many of the illustrations in Illustrations of the Genera of Birds are of American birds, so it is likely he was motivated by the success of the earlier publication to produce his own work.

References include Dictionary of Bird Artists by Jackson p176

The prints are superbly hand coloured ORIGINAL lithographs from 1846 that have a brilliance of colour that is breathtaking.  Many favourite American birds are portrayed, including a superb rendition of the Carolina parrot. Each print measures approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches long.  The condition of the plates is generally good, with the paper being slightly creamy. There is an occasional marginal slits in a few plates which we have tolerated due to the extreme scarcity of the work. These can be fully repaired by our restorer, but this is time consuming & they will mostly frame out.   A copy of the title page will be included with each print. 

We accept credit cards, PayPal, checks, and money orders. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.

  


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