Date of Printing: 1766 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 22.5 x 39 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 36 x 52 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor toning at edges • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: • Framed: Print only
A beautiful print of the common gull seabird. An exceptionally beautiful, antique Large Folio Etching Published 1766, London for "The British Zoology" 1st Edition by Thomas Pennant (1726-1798). Engraved Peter Mazell after original Illustrations by George Edwards, then as painted by Peter Paillou (c.1720-c.1790). Original Fine hand colour as issued. EXCELLENT condition, with some very minor toning at far margin on right.