Banded Honey-eater (Myzomela Pectoralis). John GOULD, H. C. RICHTER.

Banded Honey-eater (Myzomela Pectoralis)

London: The Author 1840-, 1869.

Hand-coloured lithograph (540 x 355 mm.), with letter-press text.

The banded Honey-eater was bought to Gould's attention by Mr Benjamin Bynoe, Surgeon of the Beagle, who collected the specimen whilst on the northern coast. An interesting bird and further testament to Gould's statement that the northern coast of Australia possesses a fauna peculiar to itself. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia.

The banded Honey-eater was bought to Gould's attention by Mr Benjamin Bynoe, Surgeon of the Beagle, who collected the specimen whilst on the northern coast. An interesting bird and further testament to Gould's statement that the northern coast of Australia possesses a fauna peculiar to itself. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia.
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).

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4312696

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