C1800

Conferva umbilicata.

Very rare engraving of this Australian algae, issued in the Transactions of the Linnean Society London, sold with its original letterpress description. The original botanical sample was sent  by John Hunter from Sydney Cove. ‘Sent by  Governor Hunter, who very laudably … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Conferva umbilicata.

Date:

C1800

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Conferva umbilicata. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

Very rare engraving of this Australian algae, issued in the Transactions of the Linnean Society London, sold with its original letterpress description. The original botanical sample was sent  by John Hunter from Sydney Cove.

‘Sent by  Governor Hunter, who very laudably made a collection of plants for the purpose of promoting Natural History.’  Transactions of the Linnean Society 

Modern binomial Name Microdictyon umbilicatum (Velley) Zanardini 

First described Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Velley July 2, 1799

Distribution Australia, WA, Eyre, Cape Riche 

From Transactions of the Linnean Society London Vol 5, p.169

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