Accipitres, Gypaetos Falco, Spizaetus.
Three illustrations of Falco Berigora, Cream-bellied Falcon; Gypaetos Barbatus, Bearded Vulture; Spiz Bellicosus, Martial Eagle.
Accipiter, largest genus of the birds of prey, consisting of about 50 species of falconiform birds, or “bird” hawks, of the family Accipitridae. Sometimes accipiters are referred to as the “true” hawks.
This high quality hand coloured engraving is from The Museum of natural history; Being an Account etc of The Animal Kingdom by Sir John Richardson, William S. Dallas. T. Spencer Cobbold, William Baird, Adam White Curators etc. The early years of the nineteenth century saw a great amount of Encyclopaedias being published. They contain fascinating information about every aspect of life including the industrial and scientific revolutions of the time. This engraving is by J.W.Lowry.
Published by William Mackenzie, circa 1864.
Size 18 x 27 cm, Condition very good.
Price £20.00 / $26.00 (plus packing and postage)
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