C1884

Bourke's Parrakeet

Scarce colour engraving of Bourke’s parrot named by Sir Thomas L. Mitchell who sighted the bird in New South Wales in 1835 and named the species after Governor Sir Richard Bourke. Modern binomial name: Neopsephotus bourkii First described by: John … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bourke’s Parrakeet

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

251mm 
x 168mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bourke's Parrakeet - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Scarce colour engraving of Bourke’s parrot named by Sir Thomas L. Mitchell who sighted the bird in New South Wales in 1835 and named the species after Governor Sir Richard Bourke.

Modern binomial name: Neopsephotus bourkii
First described by: John Gould 1841
Distribution: WA, NT, SA, QLD, NSW

 

References:
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995: Nissen IVB 393.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 10071.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2338060

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836 - 1917)

English watercolour artist, illustrator and engraver of natural history and landscapes. He collaborated and worked for Benjamin Fawcett the printer, to whom he had been apprenticed from the age of fourteen.

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