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Cow Bunting. 2. female. 3. Young. 4. Maryland Yellow throat. 5. Blue grey Flycatcher. 6. White-eyed F.

  • ARTIST: Alexander Wilson

  • MEDIUM: Engravings hand-colored,

    DATE: 1808-14.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 13 3/4 x 10 1/2" (347 x 267 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From, American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Published in Philadelphia by Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-14. Printed by Robert Carr. Alexander Wilson learned much of birding by John Bartram at the 'Botanic Garden' in Philadelphia. With the assistance of Mr. Bartram, Wilson learned to draw, identify and document different bird species. He soon set out to document every species of bird in North America. Nine volumes were published during his lifetime. C.L Bonaparte published a supplement in 1825-33, to complete what Wilson started, with prints by Titian Ramsey Peale and Alexander Rider. A second edition printed from the original plates was published by Collins & Co. & Harrison Hall in 1829. In this edition the paper size is larger and is said to be of better quality.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color.