1833 H.R. Schinz (1777-1861) - PIGEONS Doves - Hand colour stone lithograph - Ornithology


Columba coronata. Crowned Pigeon

Columba migratora. Passenger Pigeon

Columba aromatica. 

Columba nicobarica. Nicobar pigeon

Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1861) (editor)

Karl Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862) (lithographer) 

Hand coloured Stone lithograph ‘Crayon Manier” from Naturgeschichte und Abildungen der Reptilien

[Natural History and Illustrations of Reptiles] 

Schaffhausen: 1833 

Hand-colored lithographs 

32 x 23.6 cm [c. 13 x 9 inches]

Extremely rare.

Schinz’s work on Amphibians and Reptiles combine scientific accuracy and a sophisticated aesthetic sense in terms of the arrangements of animals on each page. The plates are lithographed by Karl Joseph Brodtmann, one of the most accomplished Swiss lithographers of the day.