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Eleazar ALBIN (1680–1742)

Eleazar Albin is one of the most obscure of the 18th century natural history illustrators. However, it seems he was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707, where he married and raised a family, changing his name from Weiss to Albin. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons, including Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection founded the British Museum.

His work on birds was done late in his life & was the first large English work on ornithology, hand–colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth & published initially in London from 1731–1738. Just 86 subscribers are listed for the first volume, 110 for the second, and 122 for the third volume.

Albin's “Natural History of British Birds”, 1st edition, was published in London between 1731–38.
The French edition, “Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux”, by Eleazar Albin was published from 1735-50.

Albin, The Rook

$435.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Rook:

Price: US$435.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Pl. 22.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 11 5/8 inches long, (23.5cm x 29.7cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print has a watermark.

Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: no descriptive text.

This print is also available with frame (with acid free matt).
Frame size: 49cm x 43cm (19 inches x 17 inches) approximately.
Additional cost for frame: $150USD + shipping.  Please enquire:  narena@nzbirds.com

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Albin, The Head and Bill of the Man of War Bird

$460.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Head and Bill of the Man of War Bird:

Price: US$460.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Pl. 81.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 11 5/8 inches long, (23.5cm x 29.7cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print has a watermark.

Condition: very good, upper left corner trimmed on angle, please see larger image.
Text: no descriptive text.

This print is also available with frame (with acid free matt).
Frame size: 45cm x 51cm (17 1/2 inches x 20 inches) approximately.
Additional cost for frame: $165USD + shipping.  Please enquire:  narena@nzbirds.com

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Albin, The Cassanvar Cock

$330.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Cassanvar Cock:

Price: US$330.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured copperplate engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition, Vol. II.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 11 5/8 inches long, (23.5cm x 29.7cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. The print is severly trimmed.

Condition: good, please see larger image. Because of sever timming, we have frammed it by "floating" the print within a double matt.
Text: no descriptive text.

This print is also available with frame (with acid free matt).
Frame size: 52cm x 43cm (20 1/2 inches x 17 inches) approximately.
Additional cost for frame: $165USD + shipping.  Please enquire:  narena@nzbirds.com

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Please note: The photograph of the Cassanvar print was taken after framming. Because the print is behind glass, it is not possible to see its wonderful detail and colour. We are happy to supply additional photos if requested.

Albin, The Crested Loon or Diver

$330.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Crested Loon or Diver:

Price: US$330.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1735-50. Plate 81

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 inches wide by 11 3/8 inches long, (22.5cm x 29cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print does not have a watermark.

Condition: excellent, please see larger image.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Crested Lark

$350.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Crested Lark: (Sky Lark)

Price: US$350.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured copperplate engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Pl. 52., July 29, 1737.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 11 1/4 inches long. The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print does not have a watermark.

Condition: very good, the engraving is over 275 years old with normal paper age toning and some spotting and faint offset but the hand colouring is still beautiful.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, The Bald or Vulturine Eagle

 

The Bald or Vulturine Eagle:
SOLD


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Original Hand-coloured copperplate engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Plate 3, Vol. II.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 8 15/16 by 10 7/8 inches (22.7cm x 27.7 cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print does not have a watermark.

Condition: excellent, with very little foxing. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Canada goose

$330.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Canada goose, Anser Canadensis:

Price: US$330.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Pl. 92.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 3/16 by 11 1/4 inches approximately (23.5 x 28.8 cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked.

Condition: excellent. Please see larger image.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, The Greater Sea Swallow

$435.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Greater Sea Swallow, Hirundo Marina major:

Price: US$435.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Plate 88, Vol. II.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches approximately (23.6 x 28.8 cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked.

Condition: excellent. Please see larger image.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Redpol

$315.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Redpols, cock and hen:

Price: US$315.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Plate 75.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: 9 1/8 by 11 1/4 inches approximately (23.4 x 28.8cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked.

Condition: excellent, with some age toning and very little foxing. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Starling

$315.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Starling Sturnus:

Price: US$315.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds (French  edition, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux)  by Eleazar Albin, published from 1735-50. Plate 40.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: 9 1/8 by 11 1/4 inches approximately (23.4 x 28.8cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked.

Condition: excellent, with some age toning and very little foxing. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Hedge Sparrow

$315.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Hedge Sparrow:

Price: US$315.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38. The 1st English edition. Pl. 59

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/2 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches long (23.7cm x 29.2cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print has no watermark.

Condition: very good, with minimal foxing. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, Yellow hammer

$330.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Yellow hammer:

Price: US$330.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds (French  edition, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux)  by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38. Pl. 66

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/2 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches long (23.7cm x 29.2cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print has no watermark.

Condition: very good, with some age toning and minimal foxing. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.

Albin, The Barker (Godwit)

$435.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

The Barker (Godwit):

Price: US$435.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original Hand-coloured engraving from the Natural History of Birds, by Eleazar Albin published from 1731-38, 1st English edition. Plate 11, Vol. II.

Artist:  Eleazar ALBIN

Paper size: approximately 9 1/2 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches long (23.7cm x 29.2cm). The paper is hand made  chain-linked, watermarked. This print has no watermark.

Condition: very good, with some age toning and minimal foxing. Bottom left corner of the plate is torn. Please see the large images.
Text: no descriptive text.