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Thu, Jul 14, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 166

Four Mark Catesby Songbird Engravings

Estimate: $400 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(British, 1679-1749)

from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1754 edition: T. 58, Yellow Rump, sheet 20-3/8 x 14-1/4 in.; T. 36 The Snow-bird, sheet 20-3/8 x 14 in.; T. 66 The Cat-bird (Alni-folia nigro), 20-1/2 x 14-1/4 in.; T. 43 The American Goldfinch, 20-1/2 x 14-1/4 in. hand colored engravings on laid paper; unframed

Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection


T. 58 light toning, binding edge present at left; T. 36 hinged in ,some handling grime, light foxin, loss to lower left corner; T. 66 and T.33 with stamps from the "Wagner Free Institute of Science" within plate, small losses, toning, tears

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