Plate 97 Mottled Owl. This image appeared in the Havell Edition under two names, the first state PL 97 Mottled Owl (as is the case here), and the second and later states marked PL XCVII Little Screech Owl. The bird depicted is the Eastern Screech Owl.
Sheet measuring around 38-3/4 x 25-7/8 inches and with watermark J WHATMAN 1830. Overall excellent color. Condition very good to excellent, with one small paper impurity appearing in the bottom margin and a repaired tear and crease in the top left corner. $20,000.