Jun 07, 2018 - Sale 2481

Sale 2481 - Lot 326

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. Recueil de Divers Oiseaux Etrangers et Peu Communs qui se Trouvent dans les Ouvrages de Messieurs Edwards et Catesby Representes en Taille Douce et Exactement Colories. 8 parts in 4 volumes. 7 (of 8) title-pages with engraved vignettes, 3 engraved allegorical additional titles, hand-colored engraved folding map, 421 hand-colored engraved plates, 88 page "Histoire Naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride et les Isles Bahama" by Catesby beginning the second volume. Folio, 15x10 inches, 19th-century French quarter red morocco, gilt spines, all edges gilt, lightly rubbed; generally very clean and bright, several plates shaved to or within platemark at foredge though not affecting printed matter, map with a repairable split along fold line. Nuremberg, 1768-1776

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An altogether lovely set of the French edition of Seligmann's re-engraved plates after Mark Catesby and George Edwards' works on Natural History. Fine Bird Books, page 93; Anker 463; Nissen IVB 858.