25 June 2004
Republican Cliff Swallow (Plate 68)
Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonata
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 1829, a few pale foxmarks and minor surface soiling in the margins, a 1¼-in. tear at the lower margin edge, a few short tears and minor creases at the margin edges, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 19 5/8 x 12½ in. (498 x 317 mm)
Sheet: 39 7/16 x 26 5/8 in. (1001 x 676 mm)
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