Megadyptes Antipodes (Yellow-Crowned Penguin), from Birds of Australia by Gregory Mathews.

London: Witherby & Co., Ca. 1910. Fine hand colored lithograph from 'The Birds of Australia' (1910-28) by Mathews, of which only 225 were produced, with over 630 lithographs. This was an enormous undertaking requiring eighteen years to complete, and is more scarce than John Gould’s work on Australian birds. This plate of two yellow crowned penguins standing in profile on rocks at the edge of the blue ocean, birds wheeling overhead. Charming faces, with the characteristic yellow at the top of the head. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2" Very good condition. Item #17073

Price: $175.00

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