C1800

Cigne Noir Du Cap De Diemen.

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

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:

Cigne Noir Du Cap De Diemen.

Date:

C1800

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cigne Noir Du Cap De Diemen. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

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, Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere (1755-1834), Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse

“A rare account of a voyage with tremendous significance to the exploration of Australia and the Pacific”.

References Wantrup 64a-b. Hill 467 Sabin 22671;

D’Entrecasteaux joined the French navy in 1754 and fought in 1756 at Minorca. He assumed command of the French fleet of the East Indies and in 1787, was appointed Governor of Mauritius and the Isle of Bourbon. During his voyage in search of La Perouse in 1791-92, he determined the position of Amsterdam Island, explored the coastlines of New Caledonia, Tasmania, and New Holland, and located several groups of islands.

Biography:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767-1796)

Piron was a painter and naval draughtsman. Little is known of this artist who is best remembered by his significant contribution Australia ‘s fauna, flora and ethnography.

 

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