25 June 2004
Tropic Bird (Plate CCLXII)
White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman dated 1835, lower left corner chipped, two short tears and a few nicks to sheet edges, otherwise colors fresh.
Plate: 20¾ x 30 3/16 in. (527 x 766 mm)
Sheet: 26 3/8 x 39½ in. (670 x 1004 mm)
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