C1789

Great Brown Kings Fisher.

The first printed image of the Kookaburra collected from mainland Australia. Common name: Kookaburra Binomial name: Dacelo novaeguineae First described: Johann Hermann 1783 (New Guinea specimen) Distribution: Australian wide (Not NT) From: Phillip’s, Voyage to Botany Bay

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Full Title:

Great Brown Kings Fisher.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

Small tear on right hand side, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Paper Size: 

224mm 
x 293mm
AUTHENTICITY
Great Brown Kings Fisher. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first printed image of the Kookaburra collected from mainland Australia.

Common name: Kookaburra
Binomial name: Dacelo novaeguineae
First described: Johann Hermann 1783 (New Guinea specimen)
Distribution: Australian wide (Not NT)

From: Phillip’s, Voyage to Botany Bay

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 47.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: 5.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 1346.


Collections:
State Library Victoria: RARELTF 994.02 P54V
National Library Australia: Bib ID 7334867
:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The Botanical Register. He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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