C1837

Le Dasyure Viverrin [Quoll]

Artist:

Jean-Gabriel Pretre (1768 - 1849)

Rare French engraving of the Eastern Quoll, from the French voyage of exploration under the command of Bougainville’s which visit Sydney. The first sighting of the Eastern Quoll was made by Joseph Banks on 1 May 1770 at Botany Bay. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Le Dasyure Viverrin [Quoll]

Date:

C1837

Artist:

Jean-Gabriel Pretre (1768 - 1849)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

325mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

390mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
Le Dasyure Viverrin [Quoll] - Antique Print from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Rare French engraving of the Eastern Quoll, from the French voyage of exploration under the command of Bougainville’s which visit Sydney.

The first sighting of the Eastern Quoll was made by Joseph Banks on 1 May 1770 at Botany Bay. “Named the ‘je-Quoll’ by the natives”, August 1770 Joseph Banks.

Julian Crozet, observed March 1772, “Our hunters met a tiger cat and found several holes like those in a warren”, Blackman’s Bay, Tasmania.

Common names: Eastern Quoll, Eastern Native Cat & Quoll.
Modern binomial name: Dasyurus viverrinus
First described: Shaw 1800
Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS & NSW
Reference: The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 70-71, ill.71

From Bougainville Journal de la Navigation Autour du Globe de la frigate La Thetis et de la corvette L’Esperance pendant les annes 1824, 1825 et 1826.

Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, Baron Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, Baron de Bougainville (1781-1846).

Collections:
In National Library Australia: Bib id 3003593 

Biography:

Pretre (1772-1835)

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