[Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1878-83.]
Coloured lithograph, scarce. Sheet 570 x 475mm, 22½ x 18¾". Some wear.
The Pampas Cat of South America, formerly 'Molina`s Guiana Cat', from Daniel Giraud Elliot's 'Monograph of the Felidae of Family of the Cats'. Elliot (1835-1915), an American zoologist who was curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago, helped found the American Museum of Natural History and the American Ornithologists' Union. He published a series of expensive colour-plate books such as this, writing the text himself and employing artists such as Joseph Wolf (who had made his name working for John Gould), to provide the illustrations.
[Ref: 18607] £650.00