Lot 11041: Gould - Pair of Partridge Lithographs

Lot 11041: Gould - Pair of Partridge Lithographs

Est: $600 - $1,000
Sold: $150

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 17, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Franklin, TN, US

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Item Overview

Description: This rare partridge lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America. The work was published in London by Richard & John E. Taylor between 1846 and 1850. This work in particular expanded the knowledge and recorded species of the American partridge family.

Besides the spectacular plates of American birds, this work is interesting for the light it throws on the all encompassing nature of science before specialization: Gould was inspired by the gift of an English Arctic explorer, received much useful information from a Scottish botanist and finally dedicated the work to the French ornithologist Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803-1857) the author of American Ornithology.

Gould was persuaded to undertake this project "by the sight of the beautiful Callipepla Californica, presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Beechey, in 1830. The graceful actions and elegant deportment of these birds inspired me with a desire to become thoroughly acquainted with the entire group of which they form a part; this desire was even strengthened by the details furnished to me by the late celebrated traveller and botanist, Mr. David Douglas, respecting species seen by him in California, of the existence of which we had until then no idea ... In the course of my researches I have several times visited most of the public and many of the private collections of Europe, and have besides corresponded with various persons in America: the result is that I have had the pleasure of extending our knowledge of the group from eleven to no less than thirty-five species" (Preface).

John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Even at the time of publication, Gould’s plates were very expensive and only sold to a small set of subscribers. Due to the limited subscriber list, the plates remain rare and of high value for collectors today.

Dimensions: ~ 15" by 22"

Artist or Maker: John Gould

Medium: Hand-colored Lithograph

Date: 1846-1850

Condition Report: Overall Excellent. There may be a minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. No text available.

Literature: A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America

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Auction Details

Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper

By Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Franklin, TN, US

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$100$299$10
$300$699$25
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Shipping Terms: Shipping is handled within 1-3 business days of completed payment. Shipping is billed after the sale based on customers choice of service. We ship via USPS and FedEx and calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.<br /> The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase.<br />

Taxes: Tax is applied to TN state purchases at a rate of 9.25%.