Birds depicted: Tersina Coerulea, Procnias Nudicollis and Procnias Variegatus.
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 .
66-87555. 66. Descourtilz, Ornithologie Bresilienne: Tersina Coerulea, Procnias Nudicollis, Procnias Variegatus
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.