Apteryx Austral. [the Kiwi] Plate 24.
Apteryx Austral. [the Kiwi] Plate 24.

Apteryx Austral. [the Kiwi] Plate 24.

Paris: Gide, 1841-46. First edition. Exquisite image of the kiwi from Dumont D'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l’Oceanie sur les corvettes ‘l’Astrolabe et la Zelee... 1837-1840". Painted by Werner, after Lebreton, Dirige par Barromee. Grave par Giraud. Gide Editeur. Impie. de Bougeard.

Copper and stipple engraving of a brown kiwi with two detail sketches of a feather, 11 x 16 1/4, to plate marks. Paper 14 x 21 1/2". Blind stamp of the publisher, Gide. Very slightly tanned overall 3/4" closed tear in bottom margin, in very good condition.

A superb image of New Zealand's national bird. Item #24301

Price: $1,250.00

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