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Calothorax Decoratus. (Decorated Wood Star). [Agave maculosa].

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • PUBLISHER: Published in London.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored,

    DATE: 1849-60 (-87).

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 21 5/16 x 14 1/4" (54.1 x 36.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Gould's "A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds." Drawn and on stone by Gould and/or Henry C. Richter or William Hart. Printed by Hullmandel & Walton. <br><br> Gould's hummingbird images are highly prized for their lavish botanical backgrounds and the iridescent paints often used. "The figures are of the size of life. The plant is the Agave maculosa".

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Original text sheet included.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Original coloring.

  • REFERENCE: Fine Bird Books, #102.