C1802

Mountain Eagle of New South Wales. will kill a large sized Kangaroo.

Artist:

Samuel John Neele (1758 - 1824)

The second earliest illustration of the Wedge-tailed Eagle. 1699 First sighting had been made much earlier by William Dampier at Shark Bay, Western Australia on 6th August 1699. 1800 First capture was by Captain Waterhouse at Broken Bay NSW in March 1800. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mountain Eagle of New South Wales. will kill a large sized Kangaroo.

Date:

C1802

Artist:

Samuel John Neele (1758 - 1824)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.
AUTHENTICITY
Mountain Eagle of New South Wales. will kill a large sized Kangaroo. - Antique Print from 1802

Genuine antique
dated:

1802

Description:

The second earliest illustration of the Wedge-tailed Eagle.

1699 First sighting had been made much earlier by William Dampier at Shark Bay, Western Australia on 6th August 1699.

1800 First capture was by Captain Waterhouse at Broken Bay NSW in March 1800.

Common name: Wedge-tailed Eagle & Eagle-hawk.Binomial name: Aquila audax
First described: Latham 1802
Distribution: Australia wide (mainland).

Reference: Olsen p.145, Readers Digest Book of Birds 1982 second edition  p. 131, ill. 131

From Collins, The English Colony in New South Wales...  

Collections:
National Gallery of Victoria:  Accession no: 30328102131611

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