C1841

Dasyurus Maugei. Native of Van Diemens Land. [Quoll]

C19th engraving of the Eastern Quoll, 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 commonname: Eastern Quoll Modern scientific name Dasyurus … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dasyurus Maugei. Native of Van Diemens Land. [Quoll]

Date:

C1841

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 95mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dasyurus Maugei. Native of Van Diemens Land. [Quoll] - Antique Print from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

C19th engraving of the Eastern Quoll, 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 commonname: Eastern Quoll

Modern scientific name Dasyurus viverrinus

First described Shaw 1800

Distribution TAS (Extinct on the mainland)

Reference: MOA Pg 70, 71

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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