Details: c1860 – Scarlet Lory, Leadbeater Cockatoo, Green and Grey Parrots
Title Page: Beetons – Management of Home Pets, c1862
$10.00 – $40.00
A wonderful early colour book plate of 4 breeds of Parrot, by a master ornithologist and artist, with years of observation under his belt. This image by Harrison Weir is vibrant for an early colour printing and also historically accurate. Weir was a frequent visitor and observer at the Zoological Gardens in Regents Park, London, often providing illustrations from there for the “Illustrated London News”. Along with his brother, entymologist and naturalist John Jenner Weir and fellow Pigeon Breeder and Poultry expert William Bernhardt Tegetmeier, Weir was a regular judge at the many Cage-Birds Shows both at the Crystal Palace, the Birmingham Show and for other societies. This image is from the 1862 edition of Beetons “Management of HOME PETS” . Currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.