The Magpie or Pianet.
Eleazar Albin (known from 1708 – c.1742) was an English naturalist and watercolourist illustrator who wrote and illustrated a number of books including A Natural History of English Insects (1720), A Natural History of Birds (1731–38) and The Natural History of Spiders and other Curious Insects (1736). Engraving from ‘A Natural History of Birds. Illustrated with a hundred and one copper plates, curiously engraven from the life’ Published by the author Eleazar Albin, and carefully coloured by his daughter and the artist, from the originals, drawn from the life birds.
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Size: 225 x 280 mm. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Good condition.