C1820

Le Kangourou elegant (Halmaturus elegans.)

Engraving of the Banded Hare-wallaby based on the main figure in Charles Lesueur’s drawing when the species was discovered by Peron on Bernier Island in 1801. Modern common name; Banded Hare-wallaby or Munning Modern binomial name Lagostrophus fasciatus First described … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Le Kangourou elegant (Halmaturus elegans.)

Date:

C1820

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Le Kangourou elegant (Halmaturus elegans.) - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Engraving of the Banded Hare-wallaby based on the main figure in Charles Lesueur’s drawing when the species was discovered by Peron on Bernier Island in 1801.

Modern common name; Banded Hare-wallaby or Munning

Modern binomial name Lagostrophus fasciatus

First described Peron & Lesueur 1807

Distribution Bernier Island and Dorre Island in WA.

Reference The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. p. 406 ill. 407

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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