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Black-billed Amazon
Black-billed Amazon
Black-billed Amazon

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    • Imported from USA.
    Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving. Sheet size: 19 x 12 1/2 inches. Extremely rare proof impression: one of only 10 copies printed. The Black-billed Amazon or Black-billed Parrot is a native of Jamaica (mid-montane limestone forest, especially Cockpit County, with some sightings from John Crown Mountain and is currently on the CITES endangered list. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sevres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for Francois Levaillant's three great ornithological monographs, the greatest of which was the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (1801-1805). This print is from a very rare issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (papier velin colombier satine), with the plates printed avant-lettre and, according to the livraison wrappers, limited to ten sets. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies.
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