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This originally hand-colored lithograph is from Philip Lutley Sclater’s A Monograph of the Jacamars and the Puff-Birds, or Families Galbulidae and Bucconidae. The work was published in London by Taylor & Francis and R. H. Porter between 1879 and 1882. The illustrations were all by the noted John Gerard Keulemans.
Sclater was a prolific orinthologist and longtime editor of Ibis. His personal collection of 9,000 birds was given to the British Museum in 1886.
“The introduction to the monograph gives, among other information, a general account of the two groups of birds and a comprehensive bibliography. The special part of the work contains detailed synonymies, descriptions, information about geographical descriptions and other facts relating to altogether 62 forms, 60 of which [this includes some plates with two birds] are figured on the beautiful plates, executed in hand-colored lithography.” (Anker)