C1873

Paradisaea minor

Modern scientific name: Ptiloris magnificus alberti Distribution: Northern QLD. An American zoologist who was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists’ Union. He was also curator of zoology at … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Paradisaea minor

Date:

C1873

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

440mm 
x 580mm
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Paradisaea minor - Antique Print from 1873

Genuine antique
dated:

1873

Description:

Modern scientific name: Ptiloris magnificus alberti

Distribution: Northern QLD.

An American zoologist who was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists’ Union. He was also curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago. Elliot used his wealth to publish a series on birds and animals. Elliot wrote the text himself and commissioned artists such as Joseph Wolf and Joseph Smit, both of whom had worked for John Gould, to provide the illustrations. The series included A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants) (1870-72), A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise (1873), A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (1878) and Review of the Primates (1913).

Joseph Smit (1836 - 1929)

Joseph Smit (1836-1929) Smit was born in the Netherlands, he was invited to UK to do the lithography for Sclater’s Exotic Ornithology. He did Wolf’s Zoological Sketches and Elliot’s Birds of Paradise.He contributed regularly to the Transactions and Proceedings of the Zoological Society, Ibis, and The Field.

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