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1854 Wood Engraving Toucan Bird Tropical Ramphastidae Bill Wildlife Art Antique

1854 Wood Engraving Toucan Bird Tropical Ramphastidae Bill Wildlife Art Antique

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"The Toucan"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a toucan, a brightly marked and colorful billed bird of the Ramphastidae family.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 4 inches; 8 x 10 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1854 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America.

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