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Le Perroquet Verd de Bresil (Green Parrot of Brazil)

1773
Origin: Europe, Germany, Nuremburg
OH: 13 7/8" x OW: 10 7/8"
Black and white line engraving and etching with period color
Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Acc. No. 2018-269,11
Upper margin reads: "Der Brasilianische gruue Bavagen/ Tab. LXI"
Lower margin reads: "G. Edwards ad vi. delin./ J.M. Seligmann excudit./ Cum Priv. Sac. Caes, Majestatis./ Joh. Sebst. Leitner sculps./ Psittacus virdidis Brasiliensis./ N.o 56. VI.ter Theil./ Le Perroquet Verd du Bresil"
Label:From French edition. This was published in "Recuil de Divers Oiseaux..." Volume 6, in Nuremberg, Chez Les Heritiers de Seligmann, 1773 using the same plates.

The plate was originally published in ‘Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel’ which comprises Georg Leonhard Huth's German translation of George Edwards's “A Natural History of Birds” (1743-51) and “Gleanings of Natural History” (1758-64), and Mark Catesby's ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands.’