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FRISCH, Johann Leonhard.

Der X ten Hauptart I te Abtheilung II te Platte, die Blau Taube oder Holtz Taube, Vinago S: Columba montana, Biset noir bleu.

Published: Berlin: Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel. 1763.

Stock code: 55968

Price: £300

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Beautiful print of the pigeon, the colours vibrant, the detail exquisite, from Johann Leonhard Frisch’s ‘Vorsstellung der Vogel in Deutschland’. This was the first great German colour-plate bird book. The plates feature European and exotic birds, including a number of parrots, drawn from the family collection of preserved specimens. The book was a family affair, completed after Frisch’s death by his sons and grandson.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 21 x 29 cm. (8 x 11 inches)

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