Mark Catesby (1679-1749) (after), Seligmann; Folio - AMERICAN GOLDFINCH 1751 - Ornithology
Johann Seligmann created this wonderful folio featuring the art of Mark Catesby and include plates from his magnificent work, “L’histoire naturelle de la Caroline, de la Floride et des îles Bahamas 1748-1754”.
Between 1749-1776, Johann Michael Seligmann, a German engraver, re-engraved these plates of Catesby, as well as many works of George Edwards for the "Sammlung Verschiedener Auslandischer un Seltener Vogel" published in Nürnberg. In some cases, botanical and scenic backgrounds have been added for a stunning decorative effect.
Leaf: 39.5 x 24.3 cm; Matt: 49.3 x 39.5 cm
Some minor fingering to edges, a minor surface wear. Overall clean within plate marks.