John Latham 1st Edition Birds Prints of Australia & New Zealand 1781

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JLB1 $75 JLB2 VOL 1 $85 $JLB3 75
JLB4 $75 JLB5 $75 JLB6 $75
JLB7 $75 Cinerous Wattle Bird, South Island Kokako, New Zealand
JLB21 $125
JLB8 $75
New Holland Channel Bill, Australia
JLB42 $145
Bankian Cockatoo, Australia, New Holland
JLB12 $145
Radiated Falcon, Australia, New Holland
Full Chapter of Text (37 pages)
JLB40 $145
Banded Goatsucker, Australia, New South Wales
JLB35 $145
New Holland Jabiru, Australia
JLB33 $145
Red Crowned Parrot, Australia, New South Wales
JLB32 $145
Frontal Shrike Variety, Australia, New Holland
JLB47 $95
Violet Plantain Eater, Guinea
Full Chapter of Text (37 pages)
JLB43 $145
Fan Tailed Cuckow, Australia, New Holland
JLB41 $145
Purple Gallinule, Australia, New Holland
JLB30 $95
Spotted Pelican, New Zealand
JLB26 $145
Little Penguin, New Zealand
Full Chapter of Text (15 pages)
JLB27 $145
Slender Billed Creeper, Australia, New South Wales
JLB44 $125
Variegated Bee Eater, Australia, New South Wales
JLB45 $145
New Zealand Falcon, Queen Charlotte's Bay, New Zealand
JLB23 $145
Crimson Bellied Flycatcher, Australia, New South Wales
JLB36 $125
Nitid Grosbeak, Australia, New South Wales
Full Chapter of Text (8 pages)
JLB39 $125
Sanguineous Creeper, Australia, New South Wales
Full Chapter of Text (8 pages)
JLB38 $145
New Zealand Plover
JLB25 $75
New Zealand Lark, Full Chapter of Text (27 pages)
JLB11 $75
Striated Tern
JLB28 $75
Parrot Finch, New Caledonia, Pacific Island
JLB14 $85
Fantailed Fly Catcher, New Zealand
JLB13 $75
Orange Winged Nuthatch, Australia, New Holland
Shining Cuckow, New Caledonia, Pacific Island
JLB22 $95
Magnificent Bird Paradise, New Guinea
JLB19 $95
Magnificent Bird Paradise, New Guinea
JLB17 $85
Black Striped Roller, New Caledonia, Pacific Island
JLB24 $75
Shining Cuckow, New Zealand
JLB18 $65
Superb Warbler, Australia, New Holland
JLB10 $75
Black Striped Roller, New Caledonia, Pacific Island
JLB20 $75
Semi Palmated Goose with Trachea
JLB31 $75
Wattled Starlings New Zealand
JLB16 $75
White Headed Finch, Australia, New Holland
JLB37 $65
Esculent Swallow with Nest, Sumatra
JLB29 $65
Thick Billed Thrush, New Zealand
JLB15 $65
Superb Menura, Australia, New Holland
JLB34 $125
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John Latham 1st Edition General Synopsis of Birds 1781

We are very pleased to offer these fine hand-colored engravings drawn and etched by John Latham (1740-1837), English physician, museum owner and naturalist. Latham was keenly interested in the study of birds, collected many specimens from around the world and compiled “Index Ornithologicus” listing all 3000 known birds of the world. Linnaeus had listed 444 in 1758, which demonstrates Latham’s remarkable achievement. He named hundreds of birds newly discovered including many from Australia and New Zealand, causing him to be known as the "grandfather of Australian ornithology". All of the hand colored engravings offered at this time are from the First Edition of 1781. Reference to Latham’s works can be found in Sitwell’s Fine Bird Books (pg 114) and Jackson’s Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World (pg 329).

Each originally hand colored engraving is on fine hand-wove paper that measures approximately 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. On some there is toning, foxing and light text offset as shown that does not detract from the beauty of the engravings. We have made more allowances than usually for condition in order to show so many birds from Australia and New Zealand. Though the engravings are very much in the style of the 18th century, they are finer & with more color and detail than many of the other famous works of this time. These are antique prints guaranteed to be the stated age, over 230 years old. Each print is accompanied by the descriptive text unless stated, and a copy of the title page.

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