Item #4007934 Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus Striatus). John GOULD, H. C. RICHTER.

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus Striatus).

London: published by the Author, 1840-1869.

Hand-coloured lithograph (510 x 350 mm.), with letter-press text.

"This active little bird is generally seen seeking insects among the leaves..."

The original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia of the male, female and three young Pardalotus Striatus, found in New South Wales and Western Australia at Swan River. Gould notes "this active little bird is generally seen seeking insects among the leaves... and gives a decided preference to the "Eucalyptia".

The original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia of the male, female and three young Pardalotus Striatus, found in New South Wales and Western Australia at Swan River. Gould notes "this active little bird is generally seen seeking insects among the leaves... and gives a decided preference to the "Eucalyptia".

Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).

Condition Report: Very good.

Price (AUD): $1,450.00

US$1,014.98   Other currencies

Ref: #4007934

Condition Report