Customer Service: +31 318 69 31 60

My Cart:

0 item(s) - €0.00
You have no items in your shopping cart.



Gould Bird Prints Toucans Spotted Bill Aracari

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • Gould Bird Prints Toucans Spotted Bill Aracari

Gould Toucans-123 Spotted Bill Aracari


Quick Overview

  • Taken from the original editions
  • Printed in the original size
  • Age resisting white etching paper
  • Archival ink resisting fading for 100 years
  • Highest possible resolution

Special offer:
  • Buy 1 print and get a second one of equal or lower price with 30% discount

Interested in complete collection or have a question? Click here  
Shipping info
Shipping costs unframed prints:

per order Rest of the World: USD $38

per order EU: USD $25

per order NL: USD $16



A Certified facsimile or actual-size print. We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, actual-size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable form the original when glazed and framed.

Title: Spotted-Bill Araçarii
Subtitle: Pteroglossus Maculirostris

Prints publication: Monograph of the Ramphastidae - Family of Toucans. (1834 and 1854)

Author: John Gould (British 1804-1881)

Prints Artist: John Gould (British 1804-1881) and Henry Constantine Richter (1821-1902)

Paper size: 56,0 x 38,0 cm, exactly as the original print.

Original: The dazzling illustrations from Gould's monograph on the toucans are generally thought to represent his most dramatic, magnificent images. Gould recognized that toucans represent perhaps the most inherently stunning of all birds, and combined his passions for accuracy and beauty to create the most lavish images ever devoted to the subject of ornithology. The artist recognized that it would be impossible to embellish a bird as striking as a toucan, and he simply portrayed them as they were in life. The amazing range of vivid colors-shiny black, vibrant red, yellow, and orange-creates an unprecedented sense of animation. Shown against fairly simple backgrounds, the birds seem to emerge, large and engaging, from the page. Gould's toucans appear as living creatures, not two-dimensional representations. The chief glory of this work are the wonderful plates worked up by Richter from Gould's masterful sketches. The resulting images ably capture the vibrant colors and ready intelligence that many of these birds exhibit. The first edition of this work, published in 1834-1835, marked the first attempt to picture and describe the whole Toucan family. The range of these extraordinary birds is limited to Mexico, Central and South America and some of the West Indies. The first time a Toucan was described in print was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in 1526. The first use of the name 'Toucan' and the first illustration of the whole bird was in Andre Thevet's Singularitez de la France (Paris: 1555, pp.88-90). The family name Ramphastos as suggested by Linnaeus was taken from Aldrovandus.

Source of the original: This Heritage Facsimile Edition print is made from an extremely well-preserved early museum original subscription which has been cared for in the hands of this one owner only – Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands).

Durability: To ensure the durability, our facsimiles are printed on 268 g/m acid-free white-edged paper with archive ink. Each facsimile has it all: every incredibly fine line detail of every lithographic plate or engraving; every delicate brushstroke of every original ; even the subtle signs of character and patina the paper shows after 150 years.