C1870

Das Fleine Kanguruh - Long Nosed Potoro

Scarce c.19th German lithograph of the Long Nosed Potoroo. The first printed engraving of a Long-nosed potoroo was published in Governor Phillip’s A Voyage to Botany Bay with the date, ‘Sept 4. 1789. Surgeon’s John White’s description referred to the foot as … Read Full Description

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S/N: ANI-AA-002-GERM–429179
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Full Title:

Das Fleine Kanguruh – Long Nosed Potoro

Date:

C1870

Artist:

Unknown ( - )

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 280mm

Paper Size: 

280mm 
x 363mm
AUTHENTICITY
Das Fleine Kanguruh - Long Nosed Potoro - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Scarce c.19th German lithograph of the Long Nosed Potoroo.

The first printed engraving of a Long-nosed potoroo was published in Governor Phillip’s A Voyage to Botany Bay with the date, ‘Sept 4. 1789. Surgeon’s John White’s description referred to the foot as having only three toes and this error was perpetuated in the specific name, triedactlus: ‘three-toed potoroo’ (Strahan)

Common names: Long-nosed Potoroo, Long-no
Binomial name: Potorous tridactylus
First described: Kerr 1792
Distribution WA, VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD.

 

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