C1841

Macropus Derbianus. Native of New South Wales. [Tamar Wallaby]

C19th engraving of the Tamar Wallaby, from The Naturalist’s Library. This series of engravings of Australian mammals, predates Gould’s epic work done in 1863. This is the first issue with fine original hand colouring. Modern common name Tammar wallaby, dama wallaby or … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Macropus Derbianus. Native of New South Wales. [Tamar Wallaby]

Date:

C1841

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 95mm
AUTHENTICITY
Macropus Derbianus. Native of New South Wales. [Tamar Wallaby] - Antique Print from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

C19th engraving of the Tamar Wallaby, from The Naturalist’s Library. This series of engravings of Australian mammals, predates Gould’s epic work done in 1863. This is the first issue with fine original hand colouring.

Modern common name Tammar wallaby, dama wallaby or darma wallaby

Modern scientific name Macropus eugenii

First described Desmarest, 1817

Distribution WA & KI. 

Reference MOA Pg 329-331

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

William Home Lizars (1788-1859) Lizars was born at Edinburgh in 1788. He was an artist and engraver, the son of Daniel Lizars, and brother of the surgeon John Lizars. His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine. His father was a publisher and an engraver and Lizars was apprenticed to his father. He furthered his studies at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh. Lizars took over his fathers business on his death. Lizars met J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826 and agreed to publish Audubon's, Birds of America. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy.

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