Pigeons coop feathers birds beautiful 1854 Chardon old antique color printAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Issued 1854, Paris by Chardon.
Beautiful mid-19th century engraved print with exceptional original hand color, heightened in gum arabic for a particularly nice sheen.
A classic, perhaps one of the best, of this species of bird.
Note the charming manner of comparison, the scientific names and classifications seen running down left side elegantly engraved. The specimens display a most attractive and vivid original hand coloring. A genuinely scarce mid-19th century scientific image.
An actual antique, vintage printed sheet of paper -- not a modern copy or reprint.
Sheet remains notably well preserved but shows light signs of age as does all paper this old. Excellent and unique antique image with a nice age patina.
Sheet measures c. 11 3/8" x 7 1/2"