C1816

Das Schnabelthier. Die prachtige Menura. Der Dasyurus. [Platypus Lyre Bird Quoll]

Early c19th engravings of Australian unique fauna: Platypus, Lyre Bird and Spotted Quoll. Platypus Common names: Platypus, duck-billed Platypus Binomial name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus First described: Shaw 1799 |Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD Quoll Common names: Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tiger Cat, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Das Schnabelthier. Die prachtige Menura. Der Dasyurus. [Platypus Lyre Bird Quoll]

Date:

C1816

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

169mm 
x 295mm
AUTHENTICITY
Das Schnabelthier. Die prachtige Menura. Der Dasyurus. [Platypus Lyre Bird Quoll] - Antique Print from 1816

Genuine antique
dated:

1816

Description:

Early c19th engravings of Australian unique fauna: Platypus, Lyre Bird and Spotted Quoll.

Platypus
Common names: Platypus, duck-billed Platypus
Binomial name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
First described: Shaw 1799
|Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

Quoll
Common names: Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tiger Cat, Tiger Quoll & Spotted-tailed Native Cat.
Binomial name: Dasyurus maculatus
First described: Kerr 1792 Distribution SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD
Distribution: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & TAS

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 : 581.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID: 741336
State Library Victoria: RARELTB 919 L64F

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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