YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. COCCYZUS AMERICANUS. PLATE 2.

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John James Audubon

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Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Coccyzus Americanus. Plate 2.

Engraving and aquatint handcolored, 1827-1838.
Paper size 25 3/8 x 37 3/4" (64.5 x 95.9 cm).
Good condition, will full original color. Soft horizontal crease not unusual for the first few plates in each volume. Occasional short tear in sheet edge.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94618
Price: $8,500.00
Publisher :
Drawn from nature and published by J. J. Audubon. Engraved by W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh. Retouched by R. Havell Jr., London, 1829. From "The Birds of America" printed in London 1827-1838. Printed on "J. Whatman 1832" watermarked paper.

Tree is identified as the Papaw Tree, Porcelia Triloba.As is a number of the very first plates there are variant states. This is the final or fourth state. The first two are engraved by Lizars alone. The last two are noted as being "Retouched by R. Havell, Junr." Havell added aquatint to the Lizars plates. In the very fourth state, the "z" in "Coccyzus" is reversed.
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