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DESCOURTILZ, Jean Theodore

Ornithologie Bresilienne

ou Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil, remarquables par leur plumage, leur chant ou leurs habitudes.

Stock Code
87559
Rio de Janeiro: Waterlow and Sons, London for Thomas Reeves, 1852
£1,000

Birds depicted: Pipra Strigillata, Pipra Erythrocephala, Pipra Chrysocephala and Pipra Aureola.

Descourtilz worked for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. He was the son of French adventurer, botanist and naturalist Michel Etienne Descourtilz. The only other work that Descourtilz was known to have illustrated was his father's work Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles .

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Description

Chromolithgraph plate printed in colour and finished by hand.

Bibliography

Sitwell Fine Bird Books: 90

Stock ID:87559

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