AMUCHASTEGUI, Axel (1921-2002)
Some Birds and Mammals of Africa
London: Tryon Gallery, 1979. Folio. Title printed in green and black, half title. 14 coloured lithographic plates by the Curwen Press after Amuchastegui.
Original navy morocco-backed marbled paper boards, by Zaehnsdorf, the flat spine lettered in gilt, cloth slipcase
An excellent copy of this limited edition featuring the work of one of the greatest wildlife artists of the 20th century.
Limited edition of 505 copies, this number 120 of 500 copies signed by the publisher, and including images of five birds and nine mammals. Descriptive text by Hilary Hook. Axel Amuchastegui was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1921. He was self-taught and developed his own technique using Chinese inks and brushes. His work appeared in a number of publications including Pajaros del Mundo (Birds of the World, 1959), Studies of Birds and Mammals of South America (1967) and Vida Amorosa de los Pajaros (Love Life of the Birds, 1974) by Carlos Selva Andrade. He gained a worldwide reputation, aided by a number of beautifully produced large-format works published by the Tryon Gallery of London.