Yellow rumped parakeet Platycercus Flaveolus
Yellow rumped parakeet Platycercus Flaveolus

John Gould

1804 - 1881 Yellow rumped parakeet Platycercus Flaveolus (unknown)
  • hand coloured lithograph
33.7 cm x 51 cm

A landmark of Victorian ornithology, John Gould's The Birds of Australia originally appeared in 36 parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising eight folio-sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time. The birds are illustrated by beautiful hand-coloured lithographed plates.

Source: Glascow University Library: Special Collections Department, 2005





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