Antique Bird Print of the Rhinoceros Hornbill

Productnr.: BG-04183

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Antique bird print titled 'Gatt Buceros'. Large lithograph of the rhinoceros hornbill, a large species of forest hornbill (Bucerotidae). In captivity it can live for up to 35 years. It is found in lowland and montane, tropical and subtropical climates and in mountain rain forests up to 1,400 metres in Borneo, Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and southern Thailand.

This print originates from 'Naturalist Atlas' by Georg August Goldfuss. This extra large-size collection of lithographs with gorgeous recent coloring depicting animals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc. published in Duesseldorf, at Arnz from 1824-1842 this work was issued over this long period of time in series of twenty prints each per annum. There are no officially bound copies and they were issued uncolored.

Condition: Good. Later hand coloring, general age-related toning. Minor wear and small defects, blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1824

Overall size: 46 x 59 cm.