25 June 2004
American Sparrow Hawk (Plate CXLII)
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1832, an occasional pale foxmark, minor surface soiling and a few soft handling creases, a few tears at the left, right and lower margin edges with minutes losses, a few unobtrusive small thinned areas in the upper blank backbround of the plate, otherwise in good condition.
Plate: 26 1/8 x 20¾ in. (664 x 527 mm)
Sheet: 39 7/16 x 26¾ in. (1002 x 679 mm)
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