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Pl II. Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Coccyzus Carolinensis. Plant Powaw Porceliatrilopa from The Birds of America
Audubon John James, Edinburgh 1829 - Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving of the second state of the Plate # II from John James Audubon's Magnum Opus The Birds of America. J. Whatmann Turkey Mill 1826 watermark. Plate mark 21 1/8 x 26 5/8. Sheet size 24 3/4 x 30 1/8 inches. Engraved by W.H. Lizars, Edin. Audubon originally and erroneously classified the bird, and thus titled, the first state of the Plate # II Black-Billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus Erythrophthalmus. Subsequently, the bird was reclassified and the text was corrected. The second state of Plate #II shows the proper taxonomy of the bird corrected in fine manuscript. One of the superior 10 plates of the Birds of America engraved by William Lizars for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Handsomely custom framed in 3" black/ gilt moulding. Sized to 39 x 34 inches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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