C1864

Mycteria Australis. Australian Mycteria.

Very rare lithograph of the Jabirua from Silvester Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia.  This work is one of the great rarities of Australian ornithology and this example has excellent strong fresh original hand colouring. A rare and important work. Common … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mycteria Australis. Australian Mycteria.

Date:

C1864

Condition:

Minor tears to right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

273mm 
x 378mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mycteria Australis. Australian Mycteria. - Antique Print from 1864

Genuine antique
dated:

1864

Description:

Very rare lithograph of the Jabirua from Silvester Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia. 

This work is one of the great rarities of Australian ornithology and this example has excellent strong fresh original hand colouring.
A rare and important work.

Common name: Jabiru, Black-necked stork
Modern binomial name: Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
First scientific description: Lichtenstein, 1819
Distribution: WA, NT, QLD & NSW

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9146.
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995: IVB 247.
Sitwell, S. Fine Bird Books 1700-1900. New York 1990: p.91.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2772433

Silvester Diggles (1817 - 1880)

Painter, professional photographer, musician and naturalist. Diggles outstanding artistic achievement was his work, The Ornithology of Australia, which was issued to subscribers in twenty-one parts. In 1877 money was not available to print further parts. Worry over Ornithology contributed to the breakdown of his health. This work is one of the great rarities of Australian ornithology..

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