C1887

Dingo "Lupus," The Property of Mr. W. K. Tauton.

Artist:

CBB

The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623; ‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dingo “Lupus,” The Property of Mr. W. K. Tauton.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

CBB

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 100mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dingo "Lupus," The Property  of Mr. W. K. Tauton. - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623;

‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from south to north) we accordingly spent some time there, following the footprints to a river…we also saw great numbers of dogs, herons and curlews…’

The first printed illustration of the Dingo appeared in Phillip’s, “A Voyage to Botany Bay”.

Common names:

Dingo, Wild Dog or Warrigal.

Modern binomial name:

Canis lupus dingo. 

Recent synonyms;

Canis dingo

First described;  

Meyer 1793 

Distribution;

Australia wide (mainland)

 

Reference;  The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition.

Page: 696-698, ill. 696 

Ref;

Heere; The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125

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