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VESTIARIA COCCINEA c. 1890 JUVENILE I'IWI:  ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT
VESTIARIA COCCINEA c. 1890 JUVENILE I'IWI:  ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT
VESTIARIA COCCINEA c. 1890 JUVENILE I'IWI:  ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT

VESTIARIA COCCINEA c. 1890 JUVENILE I'IWI: ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT

Regular price $1,200.00 Sale

A very rare and valuable original antique print VESTIARIA COCCINEA (The Birds of the Sandwich Isles) c. 1890-1899

Image measures 8 X 11 w/Fine Royal Paisley Design & Gold Inset Boarder

Matted Deep Green Linen w/Fine Koa Wood Trim Inset & Boarder 18 1/2 X 22 

Rothchild Collection

Creator(s):

F.W. Frohawk, engraved by F.W. Frohawk

Date: 1890

Subject:

I'iwi

Vestiaria Coccinea

Country:

United Kingdom

Publication:

Wilson, Scott B. (Scott Barchard). Aves Hawaiiensis: the birds of the Sandwich Islands. London: R.H. Porter, 1890

 

Work Type:

Prints (visual works)

This important ornithological study of "Vestiaria Coccinea" from "Aves Hawaiienses" by Wilson and Evans, 1890-99, was illustrated by Frederick William Frohawk.  This life-like portrayal is even more remarkable considering he worked exclusively from skins and stuffed specimens.  Many of Hawaii's birds are extinct or endangered and this I'iwi although locally abundant is declining on Oahu and Molokai.

 

"Beautiful and Stunning"...