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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 101 - closed 12/4/2002

Featuring 612 lots of rare antique maps, charts, pocket maps, globes and atlases
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Lot #503: "Lot of 45 Engravings" 

Antique engraving Lot of 45 Engravings
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Estimate:
$100.00 - $150.00
Sold for: $140.00

Lot 503
By:
Subject: Natural History
Date: 1854

Publication: L. Curmer's Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux

Condition: B
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Color: hand color

Size: 5.5 x 8 inches
14.0 x 20.4 cm

Collection of plates from Curmer's multi-volume set. Lot includes 12 large cats and Africa game, 2 weasels, 7 squirrels and rodents, 3 bears, 3 dogs, 3 apes, 13 birds, wart hog, kangaroo, 2 gorillas, Orangutan, Jaguar, Lions, Panther, Zebra, Bengal Tiger, Koala Bear, Grizzly Bear, Peacocks, Albatross, and the most outrageous squirrel ever seen. Size is approximate for all. Mixture of hand tinted and early tinted lithographs.

Evenly toned on sound paper. Some with a light scattered foxing.

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