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Print, Lithograph, Beautiful Parakeets - Paradise Parrots, John Gould, Vintage

Print, Lithograph, Beautiful Parakeets - Paradise Parrots, John Gould, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Lithograph Print, Beautiful Parakeets - Paradise Parrots by John Gould.  GLCO Litho
  • Vintage: 1950's - 1960's
  • Details:  A gorgeous vintage print of the extinct Paradise Parrots, (last bird was seen in 1927).  This very colorful print is from "The Birds of Australia" a book written by John Gould and published in seven volumes between 1840 and 1848, with a supplement of other birds published between 1851 and 1869.  Although John wrote the original monographs, his wife Elizabeth Gould was the one who illustrated and produced many of the plates. This specific image plate was done by HC Richter.  Marked: "Litho in U.S.A. GLCO, Beautiful Parakeets".  (GLCO=Goes Lithography Company 1879 – 2019 Chicago, IL).  This image was typically sold as an Advertisement Print for use in calendars, thermometers, advertisement postcards, hand fans, etc.  It is in pristine condition, not used, suitable for framing, and recommended in order to maintain condition.  
  • Material:  Card Stock
  • Dimension: 12.0 inches x 9.0 inches (Portrait Orientation)
  • Condition:  Vintage - NOS.  Excellent Condition.  Never used, no folds, no damaged corners.  The paper is yellowing ever so slightly, acceptable due to age.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.     

John Gould was born on September 14, 1804.  He was was an English ornithologist who published monographs on birds, illustrated by plates produced by his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists, including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, (HC Richter), Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. In 1838 the Goulds sailed to Australia, to study the birds there and be first to produce a major work them. The result of the trip was The Birds of Australia (1840–48), a seven volume work which is the first comprehensive illustrated account of Australian birds.  It included a total of 600 plates in seven volumes.  John Gould passed away on February 3, 1881.  He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia and the Gould League in Australia is named after him. 

Paradise Parrots used to breed in the region known as Australasia, unfortunately they are now extinct.  Psephotus pulcherrimus, which roughly translates as ‘multicoloured and superlatively beautiful’ is their Latin name, last sighting was in eastern Australia in 1927.

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