Proof plates of the Yellow-Mantled Parrakeet from the "Birds of Australia", Platycercus Splendidus. G. M. H. Gronvold Mathews.
Proof plates of the Yellow-Mantled Parrakeet from the "Birds of Australia", Platycercus Splendidus.

Proof plates of the Yellow-Mantled Parrakeet from the "Birds of Australia", Platycercus Splendidus.

London: Witherby & Co, 1914. A pair of proof plates. The uncolored proof is overprinted near the caption "Specimen Plate. "The Birds of Australia" by G.M. Mathews." There is a pencilled number "344" in the top right crossed out and "306" below it. The other proof is printed in black & the blue register, which comprises the tail & background and there is a pencilled number "306" in the top right corner. Paper size 13 3/4 x 9 3/4". Ca. 1914. Mathews published his masterwork "Birds of Australia" from 1910 through 1928. In their published form, the lithographs were hand colored. The Yellow-mantled Parrakeet is found in New South Wales & southern Queensland. One corner bumped on both prints, a small closed tear on one print o/w vgc. Item #13823

Price: $1,500.00