Heliomaster Constanti [and] Helianthea Bonapartei.
[circa 1849-87]. Two hand-colored lithographs, 14 1/2 x 21 1/4, edges gilt, both with a second leaf of text; very good. Plates 236 and 260 with original corresponding text from A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds Volume 4. Plates lithographed after John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart, drawn for the most part by Hullmandel & Walton, finely colored or enhanced and gummed in order to portray their metallic plumage. The birds are depicted near their appropriate flowers.
(Item Id: 108215)