C1826

Cassican de Quoy ( Barita Quoyi, N)

Artist:

Pretre

Scientific name: Cracticus quoyi (Lesson, 1827) Common name: Currawong Distribution: In Australia from Cambridge Gulf in north-eastern WA to Broad Sound in Queensland apart from the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Aru Island and New Guinea. Superb engraving … Read Full Description

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S/N: BI-AA-1826-DUPE-14–198460
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Full Title:

Cassican de Quoy ( Barita Quoyi, N)

Date:

C1826

Artist:

Pretre

Engraver:

Louis Isadore Duperrey 

Condition:

Some small foxing.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 320mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cassican de Quoy ( Barita Quoyi, N) - Antique Print from 1826

Genuine antique
dated:

1826

Description:

Scientific name: Cracticus quoyi (Lesson, 1827) Common name: Currawong Distribution: In Australia from Cambridge Gulf in north-eastern WA to Broad Sound in Queensland apart from the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Aru Island and New Guinea.

Superb engraving from Voyage Autour du Monde, being the voyage of the Coquille commanded by Louis Duperrey in 1822-25. The ship visited many Pacific Islands including New Guinea, Tonga, Society Islands, New Zealand, Tahiti and Australia. Thousands of specimens were collected, many of which were new to science.

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