25 June 2004
Little Tawny Thrush. Ptiliogony's Townsendi. Canada Jay. (Plate CCCCXIX)
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus. Townsend's Solitaire, Myadestes townsendi. Gray Jay, Perisoreus canadensis.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman dated 1838, minor surface soiling and a few shallow creases on margin, palest offsetting showing through from the reverse.
Plate: 19 5/8 x 12 5/16 in. (496 x 312 mm)
Sheet: 39¾ x 26½ in. (1009 x 674 mm)
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