C1838

Peroquets 1. Mycroglosse noir. 2. Perroquet de Banks.

Artist:

Edouard Guerin (1799 - 1874)

1. Mycroglosse noir. Modern common name: Palm Cockatoo Modern binomial name: Probosciger aterrimus First described: Gmelin 1788 Distribution QLD & New Guinea 2. Perroquet de Banks. The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Peroquets 1. Mycroglosse noir. 2. Perroquet de Banks.

Date:

C1838

Artist:

Edouard Guerin (1799 - 1874)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Peroquets 1. Mycroglosse noir.  2. Perroquet de Banks. - Antique Print from 1838

Genuine antique
dated:

1838

Description:

1. Mycroglosse noir.

Modern common name: Palm Cockatoo

Modern binomial name: Probosciger aterrimus

First described: Gmelin 1788

Distribution QLD & New Guinea

2. Perroquet de Banks.

The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour River while the ship the Endeavour was being careened for repairs, near present day Cooktown. A specimen was taken back to England by Joseph Banks and from this, the first scientific description was made by John Latham in 1790.

Modern common name Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Banksian Cockatoo, Red-Tailed Cockatoo

Modern binomial name Calyptorhynchus banksii

First described Latham 1790

Distribution Australian mainland.

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page 274, ill. 274

Biography:

Edouard Guerin (1799 – 1874)

His seriesIconographie du Règne Animal de G. Cuvier, was a complement to the work of the zoologists Georges Cuvier and Pierre André Latreille, Le Règne Animal, which illustrated only a selection of the animals covered. He also founded several journals: Magasin de zoologie, d’anatomie comparée et de paléontologie (1830),Revue zoologique par la Société cuviérienne (1838),Revue et Magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée (1849), and Revue de sériciculture(1863). Guérin-Méneville was elected President of the Société Entomologique de France for the year 1846.

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