C1885

Echidna Acanthion

Artist:

Joseph Smit (1836 - 1929)

This rare lithograph is of the sub species first described by Robert Collect (received January 13) 1884 in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London. Modern common names: Short-beaked Echidna Modern binomial name: Tachyglossus aculeatus acanthion First described Collett, 1884. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Echidna Acanthion

Date:

C1885

Artist:

Joseph Smit (1836 - 1929)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring.
AUTHENTICITY
Echidna Acanthion - Antique Print from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

This rare lithograph is of the sub species first described by Robert Collect (received January 13) 1884 in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London.

Modern common names: Short-beaked Echidna

Modern binomial name: Tachyglossus aculeatus acanthion

First described Collett, 1884.

Distribution WA & NT.

Reference The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 39-43, ill. 30-31, 39-43

From Zoological Society, London Proceedings of The Zoological Society of London.

Biography:

Joseph Smit (1836-1929)
Born in the Netherlands, he was invited to England to do the lithography for Sclater’s Exotic Ornithology. He did Wolf’s Zoological Sketches and Elliot’s Birds of Paradise. He contributed regularly to the Transactions and Proceedings of the Zoological Society, Ibis, and The Field.

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