C1789

Bankian Cockatoo Variety. sic

A superbly hand coloured engraving of the first printed image of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo. The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour River while the ship the Endeavour … Read Full Description

$A 275

In stock

S/N: VTBB-BI-AA-267–297702
(B008)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Bankian Cockatoo Variety. sic

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 260mm

Paper Size: 

225mm 
x 293mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bankian Cockatoo Variety. sic - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

A superbly hand coloured engraving of the first printed image of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo.

The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour River while the ship the Endeavour was being careened for repairs, near present day Cooktown. A specimen was taken back to England by Joseph Banks and from this, the first scientific description was made by John Latham in 1790.

Common name: Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Banksian Cockatoo, Red-Tailed Cockatoo
Binomial name: Calyptorhynchus banksii
First described: Latham 1790
Distribution: Australian mainland.

From Governor Arthur Phillip’s Voyage to Botany Bay

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 47.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 pp.59-64, pp.127-128, p.345-5, ill. p.63..

Collections:
State Library Victoria: RARELTF 994.02 P54V

John Latham (1740 - 1837)

Latham is considered to be the Father of Australian Ornithology for the scientific descriptions he provided for birds sent from the convict colony of Sydney Cove in 1788. He studied anatomy under the surgeon John Hunter and after practicing medicine and making his fortune he retired from practice in 1796 devoting his life to ornithology. He became the leading English ornithologist of his day, a time that coincided with the discovery of Australia's east coast by James Cook and the establishment of a penal colony at Botany Bay. Ann Latham (1772-1835) Ann was John Latham's daughter, and she assisted her father in painting birds, mammals and butterflies for her father. She also recorded the first Australian bird species sent to London. The watercolours were made before her marriage in 1795 to a surgeon in Winchester. After 1795 Ann stopped helping her father.

View other items by John Latham

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.