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17-66449
SOLD £420

David Roberts & Louis Haghe, Askelon, London, 1846-9. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt.. Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'. Dimensions: 325 by 480mm. (12.75 by 19 inches).

77-59879
SOLD £120

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Casuarius Bennetti [Bennett's Cassowary (2 Heads)], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 545 by 370mm. (21.50 by 14.25 inches).

73-59834
SOLD £165

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Leipoa ocellata [Ocellated Leipoa], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 385 by 560mm. (15.25 by 22 inches).

21-66384
SOLD £375

David Roberts & Louis Haghe, Ancient Tyre from the Isthmus, London, 1849. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from the subscription edition of Roberts' The Holy Land.. Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' "The Holy Land". Dimensions: 340 by 495mm. (13.50 by 19.50 inches).

69-59813
SOLD £285

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Astur radiatus [Radiated Goshawk], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 inches).

78-59880
SOLD £120

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Casuarius Bennetti [Bennett's Cassowary (whole)], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 370 by 545mm. (14.50 by 21.25 inches).

72-59833
SOLD £195

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Geopelia tranquilla [Peaceful Ground Dove], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 555 by 385mm. (21.50 by 15.25 inches).

71-59827
SOLD £165

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Chalcophaps chysochlora [Little Green Pigeon], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 inches).

70-59814
SOLD £285

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Astur approximans [Australian Goshawk], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 inches).

66-87555
SOLD £300

Jean Theodore Descourtilz, Ornithologie Bresilienne: Tersina Coerulea, Procnias Nudicollis, Procnias Variegatus. Chromolithograph, from Histoire des Oiseaux du Brésil, c.1852-56.. Chromolithgraph plate printed in colour and finished by hand. Overall sheet size: 599mm by 433mm.

74-59848
SOLD £200

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Cereopsis Novae-Hollandiae [Cereopsis Goose], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 385 by 385mm. (15.25 by 22 inches).

75-59866
SOLD £330

John Gould & H.C. Richter, Phalacrocorax Salcirostris [Groove-billed Cormorant], Hullmandel, 1840-8. Original hand-coloured lithograph, from Gould’s Birds of Australia.. Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 385 by 560mm. (15.25 by 22 inches).