LOVELY PLATE FROM LEVAILLANT'S MAGNIFICENT HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PERROQUETS
LEVAILLANT, Francois. BARRABAND, Jacques, artist. Perruche omnicolore. Plate from Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. No place, 19th century. One leaf, measuring 13 by 16-1/2 inches, printed in color and finished by hand. Matted and framed, entire piece measures 18 by 21-1/2 inches. $1750.
Engraved plate, by artist Jacques Barraband, from Francois Levaillant's famed Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, printed in color and finished by hand.
This plate, number 28 in the original work, is probably from a later, 19th-century edition of the 1801-05 original work, as the size of the plate is midway between the quarto and folio printings of the first edition.