25 June 2004
Passenger Pigeon (Plate 62)
Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
Engraved by R. Havell, Junr. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Senr. London__1829.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1828, a few pale foxmarks, traces of surface soiling and handling creases in the margins, a few short tears at the upper margin edge, and one at the bottom and right margins, respectively, two soft creases through the plate, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 26 x 20 5/8 in. (660 x 523 mm)
Sheet: 39½ x 26½ in. (1003 x 673 mm)
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