C1805

fig. 1. Das Virginfische Beutelthier; fig. 2 Das graue Beutelthier; fig. 3 Das gefleckte Beutelthier; fig. 4 Das langschwäzige Beutelhtier; fig. 5 Das rattenähnliche Känguruh [kangaroo]

Early c.19th engraving of Australian mammals. From Bertuch, Bilderbuk fur Kinder

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fig. 1. Das Virginfische Beutelthier; fig. 2 Das graue Beutelthier; fig. 3 Das gefleckte Beutelthier; fig. 4 Das langschwäzige Beutelhtier; fig. 5 Das rattenähnliche Känguruh [kangaroo]

Date:

C1805

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 145mm
AUTHENTICITY
fig. 1. Das Virginfische Beutelthier; fig. 2 Das graue Beutelthier; fig. 3 Das gefleckte Beutelthier; fig. 4 Das langschwäzige Beutelhtier; fig. 5 Das rattenähnliche Känguruh [kangaroo] - Antique Print from 1805

Genuine antique
dated:

1805

Description:

Early c.19th engraving of Australian mammals.

From Bertuch, Bilderbuk fur Kinder

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 978701

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747 - 1822)

Bertuch was a successful entrepreneur and a man of the Age of Enlightenment Bertuch had been orphaned at the age of15 and lived with his uncle. He pursued an education in theology and law eventually became a publisher and the largest employer in his home town of Weimar. This image is from the first pictorial encyclopedia for children Bilderbuch fur Kinderwhich was a landmark in educational publishing.

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