C1893

Australian Brush-Turkeys

Artist:

Friedrich Specht (1839 - 1909)

C19th engraving of the Australian Brush Turkey, Common name: Australian Brush Turkey, Brush Turkey. Binomial name: Alectura lathami First described: Gray 1831 Distribution: QLD & NSW First recorded sighting of the Australian Brush Turkey was made by Sydney Parkinson artist abroad … Read Full Description

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S/N: TRNH-4439-BI-AA–219018
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Full Title:

Australian Brush-Turkeys

Date:

C1893

Artist:

Friedrich Specht (1839 - 1909)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

130mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australian Brush-Turkeys - Antique Print from 1893

Genuine antique
dated:

1893

Description:

C19th engraving of the Australian Brush Turkey,

Common name: Australian Brush Turkey, Brush Turkey.
Binomial name: Alectura lathami
First described: Gray 1831
Distribution: QLD & NSW

First recorded sighting of the Australian Brush Turkey was made by Sydney Parkinson artist abroad James Cook’s first voyage on the 4th July 1770 and his account;

“…a bird like a Tetrao, having wattles of a fine ultramarine colour, and whose beak and legs were black.”

ENDEAVOUR RIVER, QLD. Sydney Parkinson

Artist:

Friedrich Specht (1839-1909)
German painter and natural history illustrator. He provided illustrations of animals and landscapes for a large number of zoology and veterinary science publications, notably for the first edition of Brehms Tierleben (1864–69) , Brockhaus and Efron Encloclopedic Dictionary (1890—1907), Karl Christoph Vogt’s Die Säugetiere in Wort und Bild (1883–89) and Richard Lydekker’s Royal Natural History (1893–96).

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