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Natural History Prints and Drawing: Catesby, Wilson and Hill.

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2764B
Lot:
461
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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Natural History Prints and Drawing: Catesby, Wilson and Hill.
Hand-colored engraving of the large crested heron from Catesby, pictured with a spotted eft in its beak, surrounded by views of several insects, with the corresponding text page, 19 1/2 x 14 in.; hand-colored engraving of Virginian rail, clapper rail, blue crane, and little egret after Alexander Wilson by Warnicke, slight toning and foxing, 15 x 11 1/2 in.; [and] original sketch with watercolor by J.W. Hill of a bobcat used in DeKay's Natural History of New York, 1842, signed by Hill and "1/8 of the natural size" possibly in Hill's hand; other pencil notes, including, "engraved by Rawson" and "P. 10 fig. 1" in pencil in the background, matted and framed by Goodspeed's in the 1980s, with their label, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. sight. (3)
Estimate $150-250


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