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Spathura Scissiura. (Scissor-tailed Racket-tail)

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • PUBLISHER: Published in London.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored,

    DATE: 1849-60 (-87).

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 21 x 14" (534 x 354 mm).

  • 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. Gould's hummingbird images are highly prized for their lavish botanical backgrounds and the iridescent paints often used.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Original coloring.

  • REFERENCE: Fine Bird Books, #102.