C1800

Duck-Billed Platypus.

An early c.19th engraving of the Platypus based on the earlier image made by Frederick Nodder, published in 1799. The first engraved image of a Platypus and the first description was made from the first Platypus sighted and captured November … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Duck-Billed Platypus.

Date:

C1800

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 125mm

Paper Size: 

240mm 
x 157mm
AUTHENTICITY
Duck-Billed Platypus. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

An early c.19th engraving of the Platypus based on the earlier image made by Frederick Nodder, published in 1799. The first engraved image of a Platypus and the first description was made from the first Platypus sighted and captured November 1797 on the Hawkesbury River by David Collins. When the first skin sent by John Hunter, reached Europe it was thought to be a hoax.

Modern binomial name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
First described: Shaw 1799
Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

Reference :The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 36-38, ill.35,36 & 38

From George Shaw’s, ‘General zoology or systematic natural history .

Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751 - 1800)

Nodder was an English natural history artist of plants, animals and fauna. He was botanical artist to Queen Charlotte and also worked for Joseph Banks on the monumental publication of the botanical specimens collected on James Cook's first voyage. Known as Banks' Florilegium, it was never printed during Bank's lifetime.

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