C1870

Das Gemeine Schnabeltier (Ornithorynchus paradoxus Bl.)

Scarce c.19th German lithograph of a Platypus. The first description and known sighting of a platypus was from a captured animal November 1797 David Collins on the Hawkesbury River. When the first skin sent by John Hunter, reached Europe it … Read Full Description

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S/N: ANI-AA-001-GERM–429173
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Full Title:

Das Gemeine Schnabeltier (Ornithorynchus paradoxus Bl.)

Date:

C1870

Artist:

Unknown ( - )

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 205mm

Paper Size: 

364mm 
x 281mm
AUTHENTICITY
Das Gemeine Schnabeltier (Ornithorynchus paradoxus Bl.) - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Scarce c.19th German lithograph of a Platypus.

The first description and known sighting of a platypus was from a captured animal November 1797 David Collins on the Hawkesbury River. When the first skin sent by John Hunter, reached Europe it was thought to be a hoax.

Aboriginal names: Buubumurr in Gamilaraay, Gamilaroi, Kamilaroi,  Dharragarra in Yuwaalaraay
Modern binomial name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
First described; Shaw 1799
Distribution; SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

 

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