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 toning at edges, some spotting • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper, Watermarked • Framed: Print only
A beautiful copperplate engraving of a Magpie bird, 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 upper left side (please see photos), otherwise Excellent quality.