C1802

Hornbill.

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764 - 1822)

The first illustration of the Channel-billed Cuckoo appeared in Governor Phillip’s account of the colony in 1789. The Channel-billed Cuckoo is the worlds largest cuckoo and was often incorrectly described as a Hornbill due it’s large beak. Modern common names … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hornbill.

Date:

C1802

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764 - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

90mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hornbill. - Antique Print from 1802

Genuine antique
dated:

1802

Description:

The first illustration of the Channel-billed Cuckoo appeared in Governor Phillip’s account of the colony in 1789. The Channel-billed Cuckoo is the worlds largest cuckoo and was often incorrectly described as a Hornbill due it’s large beak.

Modern common names Channel-billed Cuckoo, Storm Bird, Fig Hawk and Flood Bird.

Modern binomial name Scythrops novaehollandiae

First described Latham 1790

Distribution WA, NT, QLD & NSW

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: p.326, ill.326

From Barrington’s, The History of New South Wales…

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764?-1822)        

Print and map engraver and copperplate printer, born in Stepney in about 1764, the son of Vincent Woodthorpe, a victualler, and his wife Elizabeth Waterhouse, who had married in 1763. Apprenticed (Tinplate Workers)to Garnet Terry 8 Jan 1778. He had premises at 27 Fetter Lane, London 1796-1809 and 29 Fetter Lane, London 1800-1822. Woodthorpe engraved a number of the illustrations for Barringtons account of the colony of New South Wales, the subjects were based on earlier issued engravings in first fleet journals.

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