C1746

Itinera Varia Auctoris

Artist:

George Edwards

$A 425

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S/N: BI-1746-EDWA–185104
(20)

Full Title:

Itinera Varia Auctoris

Date:

C1746

Artist:

George Edwards

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 160mm

Frame Size: 

415mm 

Description:

Famous curiosity issued as a frontispiece in George Edward’s ‘A Natural History of Uncommon Birds’.

The map shows the tracks of Edwards travels in England and Europe between 1718 & 1730. Confusingly the natural history shown are from warmer climates.

From top:

1. The beak of the Egyptian Ibis

2. Male and female stag beetles from Borneo

3. The L east Hummingbird of Jamaica.

 

C18th impression on watermarked laid paper.

Reference: SHIRLEY: 34 

Biography:

George Edwards (1694-1773)

 Edwards was an English naturalist and ornithologist, and known as the “father of British ornithology”

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