May 11, 2017 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina
Ends May 25, 2017


Mark Catesby

(British, 1679-1749)

Psittacus Paradisi (The Parrot of Paradise of Cuba) with Erutex Lauri folio pendulo, fructu tricocco, semine nigro splendente (Red-wood), T.10.
from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1731-43 edition, hand colored engraving on laid paper with Strasbourg Lily watermark with dropped "W", 13-3/4 x 10-3/8 in. (plate) 20-1/4 x 14-1/4 in. (page), unframed

Provenance:Ex-collection of Margaret Jorgenson, Madison, WI (1908-1988), acquired in 1961 from Stanley Polacheck Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Susanin’s Auction, Chicago, Illinois, October 20, 2007 Lot 6250; Private Collection, Wisconsin


tears conserved at top, restoration at bottom right with some discoloration, binding edge apparent left, other small losses, pencil inscription in margin lower right and verso, strong color, some handling grime

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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