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Title Page NFS
Each print is folio size, measuring
approximately 11 inches wide by 15 1/2 inches long.
We are delighted to present to you this exceptionally
RARE and beautiful work by Dr. Anton Reichenow
(1847-1941), published in 1878-1883. These are
ORIGINAL antique prints from the first edition, not
the reproductions commonly found. Not only are these
prints superbly decorative, they also represent the peak
of ornithological science at the time of publication.
The parrots are organized by family and grouped in a
highly ornamental and lively manner, drawn with startling
accuracy by the famous wildlife artist Gustav Mützel
(1839-1893). The coloring of the parrots is as fresh and
vivid as the day they were first published and many are
highlighted with gum arabic. In all, there are 257
illustrations of all species then known from Australia,
New Guinea, Asia, Philippines, Africa and America on 33
richly coloured chromo lithographs, of which we are
offering the complete set.
Anton Reichenow was a German zoologist &
ornithologist who specialized in birds of Africa. He
wrote prolifically, publishing 288 works including Die
Vögel Afrikas 1900-1905, the benchmark ornithological
work for this continent. He succeeded his father-in-law
as both the curator of the Berlin Zoological Museum in
1874 & Director of the German Ornithological Society in
Traveling extensively in Africa, through the Ivory
Coast, Gabon & the Cameroons, he discovered many new
species & sent thousands of specimens to the Berlin
museum. Reichenow was active for almost 50 years and made
a notable contribution to ornithological studies in the
entire European continent at the turn of the 20th
century. Seven species of birds are named for him.
Wood, Bird Artists, p. 372,
Each print is folio size, measuring approximately 11
inches wide by 15 1/2 inches long. The paper is thick,
high quality wove, white in colour and entirely free of
foxing. A copy of the title page and descriptive text
will be provided. The prints are in superb condition and
it is rare indeed to find such superb quality & a
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