Group of Original Ornithology Artworks By Egyptian Naturalist Sherif Baha el-Din
(Art - 20th Century - Middle East - Egypt Sherif Baha El-Din - Ornithology - Natural History)

Egypt: Not Published, 1988. F Including 23 pieces of original artwork: 4 particularly finely-accomplished illustrative works on heavy cardstock which were used in the book "Birds of Prey of the Middle East" 1988; these are with several illustrations on each, accomplished in watercolor and gouache; approx. 10" x 15" size overall, with clear overlay protector-sheets; (and) a group of 7 color, signed single-subject watercolors & gouache works: sea turtle, on 10" x 13" sheet, but smaller; 1981 group of doves 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" overall sheet size; plover, 9" x 11 1/2" overall; 3 smaller works, crane, hummingbird, a waterbird, all average 5"x 7"; and a frog 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" approx.; with 2 sheets of color mammals of the desert, 6 images total, 4 of 6 signed below their art - these were mock-ups for a book, with an overlay indicating text, each sheet with one creature trimmed away (not present) in good condition; with 4 unsigned color bird works on cardstock or paper, waterbirds, varying sizes; (with) five black and white pen & ink drawings of bear, ibex, dormouse, badger, red fox, signed and dated 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" size, titled on backs by the artist in black ink as well, with one smaller bird pen & ink 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" initialed at bottom right front beneath image; (with) copies of the bird guides, Common Birds of Egypt (English & Arabic) 1985 & Birds of Prey of the Middle East (in Arabic) 1988; both with texts by Bertel Bruun and with illustrations by Sherif Baha el Din, both softcovers, with light wear and n very good condition as are all the artworks; a nice collection of the artistry of this prominent Egyptian naturalist who along with his wife the American-born Egyptian ornithologist, eco-activist, and environmentalist Mindy Baha El Din (1958 - 2013) did much to activate the cause of nature conservation in Egypt and the Middle East. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23171)


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