Lithograph with hand coloring. 23.75 x 18.5 inches. Shows some minor wear to edge and some light foxing. In very good condition.
A vibrant illustration of a Black Sicklebill, a large bird-of-paradise found in New Guinea, presented as 1/2 of natural size. This is plate 258 from Goldfuss' 'Naturalists Atlas', a collection of large folio sized lithographs published in serial form (unbound) in Dusseldorf by Arnz from 1824-1842. Georg August Goldfuss (1782-1848) was a German paleontologist, botanist, and zoologist. In 1820, he coined the term 'protozoa' to describe single-celled organisms.