Alexander Wilson

Scottish-American (1766-1813)

 

American Ornithology

 

 

Alexander Wilson is considered the father of American ornithology. Born on Scotland, he came to the US and produced one of the earliest accounts of ornithology. His nine volumes appeared between 1808-1814 were 76 plates were hand colored. Plates in good condition with little or no foxing are sought after by collectors everywhere.

 

Artist: Alexander Wilson

Size: 15 ½" x 11 ¾"

Date: 1829

Condition: Very Good

 

 

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White Falcon, Magpie, Crow
White Falcon, Magpie, Crow

$450

Whip-Poor-Will AKA Nightjar
Whip-Poor-Will AKA Nightjar

$400

Turkey Buzzard, Black Vulture and Raven
Turkey Buzzard, Black Vulture and Raven

$250

Rice Bunting, Marsh Wren
Rice Bunting, Marsh Wren

$250

Red Winged Starling, Black-poll Warbler
Red Winged Starling, Black-poll Warbler

$400

Pinnated Grouse
Pinnated Grouse

$500

Pigeon Hawk, Red-cocaded Woodpecker
Pigeon Hawk, Red-cocaded Woodpecker

$350

Long-eared Owl, Marsh Hawk, Swallow-tailed Hawk
Long-eared Owl, Marsh Hawk, Swallow-tailed Hawk

$400

Great Crested Flycatcher, Tyrant Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher, Tyrant Flycatcher

$300

Gadwal Duck, Eider Duck
Gadwal Duck, Eider Duck

$450

Fish Hawk, Fish Crow, Ring Plver, Least Crow
Fish Hawk, Fish Crow, Ring Plver, Least Crow

$300

Cow bunting, Blue Grey Flycatcher
Cow bunting, Blue Grey Flycatcher

$300

Chimney Swallow, Purple Martin
Chimney Swallow, Purple Martin

$300

Carolina Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo
Carolina Cuckoo, Black-billed Cuckoo

$350

Brown Thrush, Cat Bird, Bay-breasted Warbler
Brown Thrush, Cat Bird, Bay-breasted Warbler

$350

Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow

$350

American Redstart, Indigo Bird
American Redstart, Indigo Bird

$500

American Crossbill, White Crowned Bunting
American Crossbill, White Crowned Bunting

$450

A Slate colored Hawk and Ground Doves
A Slate colored Hawk and Ground Doves

$350