VESTIARIA COCCINEA c. 1890 ADULT I'IWI : ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT
A very rare and valuable original antique print VESTIARIA COCCINEA (The Birds of the Sandwich Isles) c. 1890-1899
Image measures 15 x 12 1/4 w/Fine Royal Paisley Design & Gold Inset Boarder
Matted Deep Green Linen w/Fine Koa Wood Trim Inset & Boarder 20 1/2 x 17
F.W. Frohawk, engraved by F.W. Frohawk
Wilson, Scott B. (Scott Barchard). Aves Hawaiiensis: the birds of the Sandwich Islands. London: R.H. Porter, 1890
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.