GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)
Melilestes iliolophus, Salvad. (Long-plumed honey-eater, or Gray-bellied Honeyeater)
Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included.
A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately 250 sets were issued, the full set containing 320 plates, each lithograph strikingly coloured by hand.
Reference : Ferguson 10033