C1810

Black Swan and Emu

Artist:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747 - 1822)

The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on Bernier Island, N.W. Australia. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Black Swan and Emu

Date:

C1810

Artist:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747 - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Black Swan and Emu - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on Bernier Island, N.W. Australia.

The first capture 7 January 1697 by Willem de Vlamingh, Jurien Bay, Western Australia.

Modern common name Black Swan
Modern binomial name Cygnus atratus
First described Latham 1790
Distribution  Australia wide
Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 140, ill. 140

From Bilderbuk fur Kinder

Artist:

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747-1822)

A successful entrepreneur and a man of the eighteenth century ‘Englightenment.’ Orphaned at 15 he lived with his uncle and pursued an education in theology and law. He eventually became a publisher and the largest employer in his home town of Weimar. This image is from the first pictorial encylopedia for children which was a landmark in educational publishing.

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