This is a wonderful, expertly drawn, original watercolor is from a German ornithological manuscript. Each watercolor is on chain-linked, watermarked paper. The work was completed in 1806 and entitled Vogel in Beschreibungen und Abbildungen nach dem XII. vollstandigen Natur-system des Ritters Carl von Linne und nach der ausfuhrlichen Erklarung des Herrn Prof. Phil. Ludw. Statius Muller. This roughly translates to Birds in descriptions & illustrations after the natural system of Carl Linnaeus as translated by Philipp Muller. --- The watercolor is in excellent condition overall with hand-written delineation of the birds. There may be minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.