Pennant, Thomas (1726-1798), author; Paillou, Peter (c.1720-c.1790), artist: Great Black & White Gull. LG Folio Hand Coloured

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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: 31 x 59 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 17 x 52 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor specs and spotting • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper, Watermarked • Framed: Print only

A beautiful copperplate engraving of a Great Black and White Gull, from Thomas Pennant's 1766 Large Folio "The British Zoology", 1st Edition. Published in London, 1766. Drawn by Peter Paillou, and engraved by Peter Mazell. Fine hand colour as issued. Slight toning at the edges, small tone spot in right margin into plate (please see photos), otherwise Excellent quality