C1854

Native Dog or Dingoe. [Dingo]

Colonial engraving of the dingo. The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623; ‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Native Dog or Dingoe. [Dingo]

Date:

C1854

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 85mm
AUTHENTICITY
Native Dog or Dingoe. [Dingo] - Antique Print from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

Colonial engraving of the dingo.

The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623;

‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from south to north) we accordingly spent some time there, following the footprints to a river…we also saw great numbers of dogs, herons and curlews…’

The first printed illustration of the Dingo appeared in Phillip’s, “A Voyage to Botany Bay”.

Common names;  Dingo, Wild Dog or Warrigal.
Binomial name;  Canis lupus dingo
Recent synonyms;  Canis dingo
First described;  Meyer 1793
Distribution;  Australia wide (mainland)
References: Heere; The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125

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