This is a vivid print of four different plover shorebirds including American Golden Plover, Black-Bellied Plover, Killdeer Plover, and Semipalmated Plover, at 2/5 natural size. The illustration was done by famed ornithologist and artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). It ships in a protective sleeve with acid free backing board.
Dimensions: 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide.Condition: Excellent antique condition. This is an original antique print — NOT a reproduction or contemporary printing of an antique original.This art print was originally released in 1915 as part of a collection published by The University of the State of New York State Museum. Due to the popularity of the series, the collection was reprinted a few times between 1915 and 1930, each set compiled in a dated folio. This print is from the 1925 printing.Below is the description of the collection from the original portfolio:"This series of 106 plates are reprints from the plates used in the work entitled 'Birds of New York,' issued as volumes 1 and 2 of the New York State Museum Memoir 12. These plates carry the names of the birds represented and include all of the birds known to breed within or to visit the State of New York. The full descriptive account of these birds and general accounts of the importance of the birds to the people of the State are to be found in the volumes from which these plates have been extracted and if further information is desired concerning these volumes application may be made to the Director of the State Museum."
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