25 June 2004
Rice Bunting (Plate 54)
Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
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 extremely pale foxmarks, minor surface soiling and soft handling creases, a few unobtrusive horizontal creases in the image and margin, a ¼-in. tear at the upper margin edge, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 19½ x 12¼ in. (495 x 311 mm)
Sheet: 39½ x 26 9/16 in. (1003 x 751 mm)
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